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Notable African Americans

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  • Lt. Eugene Jacques Bullard (1895 - 1961)
    Eugene Jacques Bullard (9 October 1895 – 12 October 1961), born Eugene James Bullard, was the first African-American military pilot. His life has been surrounded by many legends.[2] Bullard wa...
  • Henry Ossian Flipper (1856 - 1940)
    Henry Ossian Flipper (21 March 1856 – 3 May 1940) was an American soldier, former slave, and the first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 187...
  • Michael "Hell Roaring Mike" Healy (1839 - 1904)
    United States Revenue Cutter Service Officer. Michael Augustine Healy was born to and Irish immigrant and a mother who was a mulatto slave. He attended the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusett...
  • Ma3c Doris Miller, Navy Cross (1919 - 1943)
    Doris "Dorie" Miller (October 12, 1919 – November 24, 1943) was a Messman Third Class in the United States Navy noted for his bravery during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He ...
  • Pvt. Henry Johnson, Medal of Honor (1897 - 1929)
    The all-African-American 369th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army arrived in France in January 1918. In an era of racial prejudice and segregation within the armed forces, its soldiers were initially...