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555th Parachute Infantry Battalion|Courage and Valour


THE AMAZING TRIPLE NICKELS The 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion was the first black unit in the Army to be integrated. Trained as smoke jumpers to carry out secret missions during World War II, the “Triple Nickel” was assigned to Fort Benning, Ga.; Fort Bragg, N.C.; Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.; and Chico Army Airfield, Calif., before they were absorbed ... Read More »

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