Roscoe Robinson Jr.

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Birthday
11, 1928
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Jul 22, 1993 (64)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
11, 1928
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Jul 22, 1993 (64)

About

America's first African-American four-star general. He fought in both the Korean War and the Vietnam War, earning two Silver Stars, a Bronze Star, eleven Air Medals, and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Before Fame

He began his military service by fighting with segregated units during the Korean War.

Trivia

He served for two years with the elite Eighty-Second Airborne Division. Later, he became the division's first African-American commander.

Family Life

He was married to Mildred E. Sims.

Associated With

He and female pilot Ann Dunwoody both promoted equality within the U.S. Army.