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Austin Commemorates Desegregation of U.S. Armed Forces

  • July 25, 2023 | 2:25

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III marks the anniversary of the desegregation of the U.S. armed forces and discusses the impact it's had over the last 75 years.