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Issued: Jan 28, 1997. 32¢ Black Heritage Series, Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., Never Hinged.
Brigadier General Benjamin Oliver Davis Sr. began his military career as a volunteer during the Spanish-American War. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and quickly moved up through the ranks, becoming the first African-American general in U.S. history. Davis was appointed to the Committee on Negro Troop Policies where he worked on changing the military’s policies on segregation. During his army career he received the Bronze Star medal. (APS)
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