ARMY: Problem

An order last week transformed the 369th Infantry, New York National Guard, into a Coast Artillery anti-aircraft outfit. From commanding officer to rawest recruit, it is an all-Negro regiment, one of two in the Guard (the other: Chicago's 8th Illinois).

For the U. S. Army the Negro enlisted man is no trouble at all. Today the 4,719 Negro soldiers in the regular Army are in four regiments (9th and 10th Cavalry, 24th and 25th Infantry), a few smaller outfits. All are led by white officers. But in World War I (as he will be soon again), the Negro officer was...

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