Joe Murchison, an African-American paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne Division, during the early integration years
Joe Murchison

What happened was that the individual Soldiers - the 'dogfaces' and the grunts - started interacting with each other and going home on pass together and meeting each others' families, and that led to acceptance. The diversity you see now comes from that.

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