This year, the nation celebrates the election of President Barack H. Obama, the country's first African-American president and commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces. This significant first for the nation was built on the foundation of many great African-American leaders throughout history. African Americans have a long and distinguished history of service in defense of the nation, and in particular, in service to the U.
Burr's Political Legacy Died in the Duel with Hamilton
What Happened to Aaron Burr After He Killed Alexander Hamilton in a Duel? - HISTORY
The group consisted of three fighter squadrons of around 30 aircraft each that trained in Burma before the American entry into World War II to defend Republic of China against Japanese forces. While it accepted some civilian volunteers for its headquarters and ground crew, the AVG recruited most of its staff from the U. The Flying Tigers began to arrive in China in April The group first saw combat on 20 December , 12 days after Pearl Harbor local time.
Doss further distinguished himself in the Battle of Okinawa by saving 75 men, [a] becoming the only conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor for his actions during the war. Doss attended the Park Avenue Seventh-day Adventist Church school until the eighth grade, and subsequently found a job at the Lynchburg Lumber Company to support his family during the Great Depression. Doss refused to kill an enemy soldier or carry a weapon into combat because of his personal beliefs as a Seventh-day Adventist.
He was a U. Senator from California, and in was the first Republican nominee for President of the United States. A native of Georgia, he was an opponent of slavery and a contributor to Native American genocide.