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Americans at War in Foreign Forces

                                          1914 -1945

Foreign Burial American War Dead
Acosta, Bertrand Blanchard
Berry, Gordon
Lanphier, Sr., Thomas George
Lord, Frederic Ives
Schneider, Eddie August
Semons, Edwin

The Spanish Civil War

Many African-Americans were drawn to fight against fascism in the Spanish Civil War. Oliver Law, left, became the first known black American to lead an integrated military unit in war. His life and death were controversial, but he was honored with “Oliver Law and Abraham Lincoln Brigade Day” in his hometown of Chicago as late as 1987. (Tamiment Library,  New York University).

The Archives of the Abraham Lincoln Brigades are held by the
Tamiment Library of New York University. American participants in the Brigades can be found here

Members of the ill-fated Yankee Squadron: