Good Things Happen As Well

It’s really pitiful how African American service men and women have been treated through the years. During World War II, many still have not be recognized for their bravery in combat. Fortunately, that time is coming to the end for one brave D-Day soldier.

Army Cpl. Waverly Woodson returned from World War II a hero. A medic from 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, the only Black Army unit that landed at Omaha Beach, Normandy, on D-Day, he’d labored 30 grueling hours, fighting through his own shrapnel wounds to save the lives of dozens, perhaps hundreds, of men.

But despite multiple public accounts of his bravery, Woodson was thwarted from receiving the military’s highest combat honor twice, a bipartisan group of lawmakers says: once because of the color of his skin and again because of an Army administrative technicality. Now, that group is planning to take legislative action to ensure that Woodson gets his medal.