Organ banks around the country have noted an increasing number of organs from donors who have died of overdoses.
Just as many men did, the men of the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion played a crucial role in the allied invasion of Europe on June 6, 1944. The difference was, the men from the 320th were black and what they did on D-Day was largely unacknowledged.
A new book changes that and also paints a vivid picture of the racism black troops faces in the military during World War II. Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Linda Hervieux, author of “Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day’s Black Heroes, At Home And At War.”
by Linda Hervieux