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Military Veterans Discuss Diversity

U.S. Joint Service Color Guard, 2001

U.S. Joint Service Color Guard, 2001

Washington, DC
Sunday, November 11, 2012

A panel of veterans share personal accounts of their service in the armed forces. Norman Mineta, a Japanese American, was sent to an internment camp during World War II and later served as an intelligence officer in the Korean War.  Reuben McNair was trained during World War II in one of the first Marine companies to allow African Americans. And Irene Trowell-Harris was the first African American woman to be promoted to general officer in the National Guard. These panelists join Pulitzer prize-winning author Rick Atkinson for a discussion at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC.

Updated: Friday, November 16, 2012 at 2:28pm (ET)

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