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The Marine Corps' First Black Commissioned Officer; The Life and Legacy of Frederick C. Branch

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This article examines the military career of Frederick Clinton Branch, the first African-American officer in the United States Marine Corp. The article also looks at desegregation within the U.S. Armed Forces as decreed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941 and the racism and discrimination faced by African-Americans within the Marine Corp. Branch's training at Camp Lejune, North Carolina as well as his service during World War II and the Korean War.
North Carolina Historical Review (NoCar F251 .N892), Vol. 87 Issue 4, Oct 2010, p379-402 , il, por, f