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2LT Jack “Jackie” Robinson, U.S. Army (1942-1944)

2LT Jack “Jackie” Robinson, U.S. Army (1942-1944)

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player, Social Reformer, famed baseball player and civil rights advocate, Jack "Jackie" Robinson became the first African-American to play in modern major league baseball. Jack "Jackie" Robinson Was Assigned to a Segregated Army Cavalry Unit at Fort Riley In 1942, Jack Robinson was drafted and assigned to a segregated Army cavalry unit in Fort Riley, Kansas. Having the requisite qualifications, Robinson and several other black soldiers applied for...

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SA David ‘Sinbad’ Adkins (U.S. Air Force)

SA David ‘Sinbad’ Adkins (U.S. Air Force)

SA David 'Sinbad' Adkins (U.S. Air Force, 1979-1983) is better known for his body of work as a comedian and film & TV actor. Prior to this success, however, Sinbad spent some time in the military. Together We Served examines how a failed basketball prospect became one of the 90s’ most prominent Black comedic actors. Sinbad’s Military Service David 'Sinbad' Adkins born in Michigan in 1956 to a Baptist minister, the young David Adkins graduated Benton Harbor High School in 1974. He visited...

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