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Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers

Stone, Tanya Lee

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World War II was raging, with thousands of American soldiers fighting overseas against the injustices brought on by Hitler. Back on the home front, the injustice of discrimination against African Americans was playing out as much on Main Street as in the military. Enlisted black men were segregated from white soldiers and regularly relegated to service duties.

At Fort Benning, Georgia, First Sergeant Walter Morris’s men served as guards at The Parachute School while the white soldiers prepared to be paratroopers. Morris knew that in order for his men to be treated like soldiers, they would have to train and act like them, but would the military elite and politicians recognize the potential of these men, as well as their passion for serving their country?

Tanya Lee Stone examines the role of African Americans in the military through the lens of the untold story of the Triple Nickles as they became America’s first black paratroopers and fought a little-known World War II attack on the American West by the Japanese. The 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, in the words of Morris, “proved that the color of a man had nothing to do with his ability.”

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Tanya Lee Stone is a former editor and the Sibert Medal–winning author of Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream. Her new book was seven years in the making, as she did extensive original research and collected archival photos. She says, “These men helped shape our history. Americans need to know who they are. Getting to know Walter and some of the other men has been the highlight of this project. This is why being a nonfiction writer is so exciting ?— ?discovering stories of extraordinary human beings and being lucky enough to have the honor of telling them. One of my goals is to help fill in some of the missing pieces in the fabric of our history and to encourage readers to think not only about what happens but also about how and why it all unfolds the way it does.” About Courage Has No Color, Walter Morris, the first enlisted Triple Nickle, says, “Tanya Lee Stone takes a giant leap forward in telling an accurate account of the history of the Triple Nickles. Now our history will not be lost, and future generations will know the importance of what we endured.” Tanya Lee Stone lives in Vermont.

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