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    Eclipse Magazine

    We believe that through the Eclipse our Voice – the voice of black and minority Veterans, their families and communities – will be heard. NABVETS is proud of the Eclipse Magazine and the impact it makes on the lives of Veterans, and we encourage you to support the Eclipse.

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    NABVETS Founders

    (Left to Right) Past National Commander BG (Ret.) Robert A. Cocroft, Thomas H. Wynn, Sr. and William L. Sims founded NABVETS in 1973 to assist minority Veterans in receiving fair and equal treatment and acquiring their earned benefits.

    Today, NABVETS is a leader in addressing the concerns of minority and low-income veterans through direct services, empowerment training and collaborative partnerships with community-based and veterans’ organizations, federal, state and local governments, human service agencies, and concerned citizens and Veterans.

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    “Vets Place Central”

    The Vets Place Central, located in Milwaukee, WI along with the national headquarters of both NABVETS and the Center for Veterans Issues, is a central hub for many of the services that NABVETS and CVI provide.

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    New Female National Guard

    Pictured (Left to Right): Robert Guye, Cmdr. NABVETS-Baltimore; MG Linda Singh, Adjutant, Maryland; Rick Lane and Clarence “Tiger” Davis.  NABVETS continues to make a difference by shining a light on prejudicial and unfair treatment and working with whatever groups necessary in order to irradiate prejudice and establish fair and equal treatment.

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    Sarah Louise Keys

    took a seat to make a stand long before the national media had their camera lenses zooming in on the everyday fight by people of color for their civil rights. In 1952 she was humiliated, removed from the bus by police and jailed for exercising her right to sit in the seat of her choosing. The federal law stated she had the right. The prejudice of the South said she did not.

    She fought a long and arduous battle in the court system that took years to win and perseverance, courage, deep conviction and strength of character to never give up or give in.

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    African American Medal of Honor Recipient

    Sergeant William DeArmond, Serg., Co. , 5th US Infantr, Indian Wars, Sept. 9, 1874

    Sergeant DeArmond was cited for “Heroism and Gallantry in Action” and awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for his service during the Indian Wars. 36 years old when he gave his life in service to our country, he is interred at the San Antonio National Cemetery. Assigned to a supply train that was attacked on the upper Washita River, Sergeant DeArmond and his fellow soldiers fought valiantly and suffered many casualties over the 3 day long battle that ensued.

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    Chester Thompson and Buffalo Soldier

    NABVETS Past-Chapter Commander Chester Thompson enjoys a moment with Mr. Willie Bailey, a former member of the famous “Buffalo Soldiers” regiment of the U.S. Army.

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    The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion

    The Forgotten Battalion of WWII: The first African American all-female battalion comprised of 855 women was commanded by the first female African American commissioned officer, Maj. Charity Adams. In addition to many other “firsts”, the 6888th was the first all-female battalion to be shipped overseas into a combat zone where they stepped off the ship in the midst of an air raid during the European Theater of Operations, 1945.

    Pictured: Major Charity Adams inspects the troops. February 15, 1945; Birmingham, England; WWII.

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