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Joe Medicine Crow: Regular soldiers
As a Native American, Joe Medicine Crow encountered no discrimination.
Interview outtakes from THE WAR:
"Well, in the Army, there is segregation, all right. The Black troops had their own.. but with the Indians, and the American Indians were taken in with their regular American soldiers. So, when we were, three of us were assigned to the company in Oklahoma, three of us school boys. So, at first, I was, what they call a ordinance department, repairing weapons. And taking care of ammunition. Then later on, I was transferred to the infantry and in the infantry, I was added in General's office. I was a book man. Then, when we got there, they sent me down to become a soldier because we had heavy casualties right out the desk. So they sent some of us office boys down to become riflemen. I was a rifleman with a fixed machine gun. Fishter. So I was a rifleman all through the war and fire away."