The 199th LIB was the epitome of a U.S. Army Infantry unit and represented a wide cross-section of American society.  Blacks, Whites, Mexicans, Ukrainians, Puerto-Ricans, Native Americans, Jamaicans, Germans, Japanese, Koreans, Canadians, Pacific Islanders, and even Swedes served in the Brigade ranks.  There were no hyphenated-Americans there. Unlike so many of their peers back home in the world, these men answered when their country called.


Image by Jimmy Martin, C/3-7

Image by Ralph Sparks, B & E/3-7

Tim Carrol B/5-12