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Click here to view the brief Evening Record article dated
August 31, 1918, which reveals in its wording the segregated situation during World War I. 

By saying “Colored Men”, that meant they were not traveling with the white troops. They would be in separate barracks at Camp Dix and if they went overseas to fight, they could only fight along side French Troops. All of that was understood when the term
“Colored Men” was used in referring to these four men:

Leonard Mickeus , Fred E. Wise, Robert Holden, and Joseph H. Mooring
.  

By these men’s honorable service, it helped to break down racial barriers for future generations.

Let us never forget the soldiers sacrifice. 

Written by:
Bob Meli
May 12, 2013

 

Background image of Camp Dix taken from:
http://www.westjerseyhistory.org/images/Burlington/wrightstown-dix/index.shtml