Moses Williams, who started his military career as an illiterate soldier and later became commander of Fort Stevens near what is now Astoria, Ore. Williams died in 1899 and is buried in Vancouver. Flipper said the former Buffalo Soldier was one of the most decorated soldiers in the history of the U.S. government.
Colin Luther Powell is an American statesman and a retired 4-star general in the US Army. He was the 65th US Secretary of State. He was the first African American to serve in that position. During his military career, Powell also served as National Security Advisor, as Commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989–1993), holding the latter position during the Gulf War. He was the first African American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
CMSGT Fred Archer (July 20, 1921 - September 1988) began his military career with the 369th Infantry of the New York National Guard, and went on active duty in 1941 with the Tuskegee Airmen as a maintenance technician with the 99th Pursuit Squadron. After the war he served at Davis-Monthan AFB as 43rd Bombardment Wing armament supervisor. He was the first African American in the Air Force to achieve the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. #TodayInBlackHistory
James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American film and stage actor. Over the course of his career, he starred in many films widely considered classics. He also had a noted military career and was a World War II and Vietnam War veteran, who rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve.
Best British flying ace of World War II, James 'Johnny' Johnson (James Edgar Johnson, 1915 - 2001) with a Labrador named Sally. In the background Spitfire fighter Mk.IX (Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX). Johnson first combat missions completed in December 1940 as part of 616 Squadron. During the patrol raids over occupied Europe, he claimed his first victory confirmed June 26, 1941 brought down to 'Spitfire» Mk.IIA Bf.109E German fighter over northern France