“Negro members of “C” Company of the 554th Engineer Battalion (construction) in Vietnam complain of…”

“Negro members of “C” Company of the 554th Engineer Battalion (construction) in Vietnam complain of unchecked racial incidents, including the burning of a Ku Klux Klan cross in front of a barracks. In letters, the men charge that superior officers fail to take constructive steps and morale among the Negro troops is deteriorating. Pentagon brass should investigate this case immediately and meanwhile, Vietnam GIs keep advising us of conditions we can improve …”

Jet magazine, 24 August 1967 (via auskultu)

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