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The curriculum included military training for young men, giving Bivins his first taste of a soldier’s life. C. S. Cavalry at Fort Grant, Arizona Territory. S. troops and Native Americans. In 1886, the intrepid Apache leader Geronimo had been exiled to Florida, and by 1888, the Apache Bivins, Horace Wayman had been confined to the malarial San Carlos reservation. The army was charged with patrolling and keeping the peace in the region. At Fort Grant, Bivins demonstrated an aptitude for marksmanship, placing second in his first shooting competition.
S. Olympic Committee in 1972 and was inducted into the Athletic Directors’ Hall of Fame in 1970 and the Oberlin College Hall of Fame in 1986. , on January 21, 1997, and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Further Reading “Prof. ” Washington Post, January 24, 1997, p. B4. Stillwell, Paul, ed. The Golden Thirteen: Recollections of the First Black Naval Officers. : Naval Institute Press, 1993. Becton, Julius Wesley, Jr. (1926– ) lieutenant general, federal and municipal administrator With an aptitude for leadership, Julius Becton rose from private to general in the course of a 36year army career.
Astor, Gerald. The Right to Fight: A History of African Americans in the Military. : Presidio Press, 1998. S. Navy The commitment to teamwork and drive to succeed that Samuel E. Barnes acquired as a high 22 Barnes, Samuel Edward school and college athlete served him well when he trained to be one of the navy’s first AfricanAmerican officers in 1944. The leadership experience that he gained in the navy was invaluable in his later career as an athletic instructor and coach. Barnes was born in Oberlin, Ohio, on January 25, 1915.
African Americans in the Military (A To Z of African Americans) by Catherine Reef