Private Cathay Williams -The only documented black woman to serve in the Army when enlisting women was prohibited. Enlisted as a man, a Buffalo Soldier, and served until found out due to y illnesses she suffered while serving.
Anna Caroline Maxwell was known as the “American Florence Nightengale.” During the Spanish-American War, Maxwell headed up the army nurses, thereby establishing the Army Nurse Corps. During WWI, Maxwell was given the Medal of Honor for Public Health.
Fascinating colourised images show the Bedouin tribe
The Bedouin formed the core of the army that Lawrence of Arabia assembled during the Arab Revolt of 1916-18 against the Ottoman Empire. The tribesmen gave Arab forces under the command of local princes vital help during sieges of the imperial garrisons in Mecca and Ta'if. Pictured are three Bedouin men in traditional dress in the American Colony of Jerusalem
Charity Adams Earley, the first African American commissioned officer in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in She served in the Army for four years and held the rank of Lt. Colonel at the time of her release from active duty.
Actor, 1stLt Dale Robertson US Army (Served 1940-1945) Short Bio: He was born Dayle Lymoine Robertson in Harrah, Okla., about 30 miles east of Oklahoma City, on July 14, 1923, to Melvin and Varval Robertson. He starred in sports in high school, boxed professionally as a young man and attended the Oklahoma Military Academy. In World War II, he served in the Army in Africa and Europe and was wounded twice, earning bronze and silver stars. http://army.togetherweserved.com/profile/335961