Fred E Davison African American US Army Maj Gen Signed Photo WW2 Buffalo Soldier. This listing is for a signed photo of Major General Fred Davison to Richard (Dick) Hawley who was a JAG Judge. The last photo shows the other signed photos to Hawley from other JAG judges. This is a very rare opportunity to own such an important part of Black American History.I have heard very recently that they are in the talking stages of producing a documentary about General Davison's life. Personaly, I would love to see a full length feature film! General Davison began his distinguished career as a platoon leader and company commander in Italy as a Buffalo Soldier with the all-black 92nd Infantry Division and when he became the commanding officer of the 199th Infantry Brigade in Vietnam in 1969, he became the third black general officer in the history of the US military and the first black man to lead an infantry brigade in combat. Later on, he commanded the 8th Infantry Division in Europe, thus becoming the first black commander of an infantry division. Davison assumed command of the U.
Armys 8th Infantry Division in Germany, becoming the first African American to lead an army division into combat. On September 28, 1917, Frederic Ellis Davison was a gifted child.He was a member of the National Honor Society while a student at all-black Dunbar High School and studied zoology and chemistry at Howard University, graduating cum laude in 1938 and earning a master's degree in 1940. In 1941, seven years prior to President Harry S. Truman signing an executive order that abolished racial discrimination in the armed forces, Davison was called to active duty in the Army and served as an infantry officer of a black unit in Italy during World War II. He also served with HistoryMaker Edward Brooke in the 366th Infantry Regiment. A career military man, Davison rose to the position of 199th Light Infantry Brigade commander during the Tet Offensive in Vietnam in August 1968.
In September of that same year he became only the third African American in U. History to earn a generals star in the active force, and the first in an Army combat command.He retired from active duty in December 1974 and later served as an executive assistant to then president of Howard University, HistoryMaker James E. Please super-size pictures for further condition and description details. Please feel free to ask any questions prior to submitting an offer. If you are waiting to pay due to interest in our other auctions still in progress, please let us know and we will be able to accommodate you. All our items are professionally packaged. Every effort is made to keep you, our customers happy, Melrose Treasures truly "treasures" your business! We guarantee everything we sell. If you have any problems or concerns whatsoever, please communicate with us and we will work it out to both of our satisfaction. Melrose Treasures and Melrose Treasures 2 finds treasures from all over the world, we have an eye for quality and value which we pass on to our clients.
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