Tuesday, Mar 20, 1945
Negroes and whites are finally fighting side by side. Stars and Stripes reported today that both the 1st and 7th armies are now integrated. The Army started the process with a call for volunteers. In one engineer company, 171 out of 186 men volunteered. Four first sargeants accepted a drop in rank to private to qualify for infantry training. In one laundry, 100 out 290 men volunteered for front line assignments but only 36 were accepted. For now, 2500 Negroes have been selected to join white troops. At last, it’s a start!