In May 1943, on the eve of their embarkation for overseas duty. 1,500 members of the 45th Infantry Division, all American Indians, staged a war dance. Last week, when the 45th returned to the U.S. from its latest overseas tour, 1,000 men marched from Manhattan's Bowling Green to City Hall, where General Matthew Ridgway, Mayor Robert Wagner, and a host of brass were waiting to welcome them home. Along Broadway the traditional ticker tape slithered down on the marching men—the first to return from Korea as a unit—and a crowd of...

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