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Photo-A gun crew of six Negroes who were given the Navy Cross
A gun crew of six black sailors who were given the Navy Cross for standing by their gun when their ship was damaged by enemy attack in the Philippine area." Crew members: Jonell Copeland, AtM2/c; Que Gant, StM; Harold Clark, Jr., StM; James Eddie Dockery, StM; Alonzo Alexander Swann, StM; and Eli Benjamin, StM. Ca. 1945.
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Source: U.S. National Archives & Records Administration

 

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