Col. Charles Young was the third African-American to graduate from West Point, the first to attain the rank of colonel, and he was the highest-ranking black officer in the military at the time of his death in 1922. Read more: http://www.kentucky.com/2010/11/14/1523362/merlene-davis-col-charles-young.html#ixzz1bTbffPax
Best Emergency Notebook I've seen with printables so you can make your own for your family! MUST DO! The military teaches you how to do this. It's called "my life in a box" for emergencies. I use it ALL THE TIME!!
Cadet Kristin Baker has a Huckleberry Finn look to her, but don't be fooled. She shattered tradition at an unlikely place, the military academy at West Point, New York, which first admitted women in 1976. Thirteen years later, she was selected Brigade Commander and First Captain of the Corps of Cadets, titles she shared with Robert E Lee and Douglas MacArthur.
Confederate spy John Surratt, fled the country to escape being caught & charged as a conspirator in the assassination of Lincoln. Surratt, long time friend of J. Wilkes Booth & key person involved in a plot to kidnap Lincoln, fled the US & hid out in Rome where he joined the military unit that protected the Pope. John's mother, Mary was hanged for her part in the assassination plan providing the boarding house to plot the murder of Lincoln. John later returned to US & was found not guilty…