Last edited by Master Sergeant; 06-27-2009 at 07:47 PM.
In April 1941, during a meeting of the General Board of the Navy — a body roughly comparable to the War Department General Staff — the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Major General Thomas Holcomb, declared that blacks had no place in the organization he headed.
"If it were a question of having a Marine Corps of 5,000 whites or 250,000 Negroes," he said, "I would rather have the whites."
Seems the General knew more than they gave him credit for. Semper Fi MajGen Holcomb!!