Dec. 21, 2018
The Blackman Who Reads Aloud Salutes The Lost Eleven
I ask that you close your eyes and try to visualize the degree of brutality inflicted on the 11 African American GI's in a cow pasture in Wereth, Belgium on December 17, 1944. The Blackman Who Reads Aloud reads excerpts of the book The Lost Eleven as he looks back 74 years. We must never forget the sacrifices our ancestors endured to reach the level of equality in this nation. We also must teach our children our history before it is erased for all time.
“THE LOST ELEVEN"
Charley Battery, 333rd Field Artillery Division
Tech Sergeant William Edward Pritchett: from Alabama
Tech Sergeant James Aubrey Stewart: from West Virginia
Staff Sergeant Thomas J. Forte: from Louisiana, mess sergeant
Corporal Mager Bradley: from Mississippi
Private First Class George Davis: from Alabama
Private First Class James Leatherwood: from Mississippi
Private First Class George W. Moten: from Texas
Private First Class Due W. Turner: from Arkansas
Private Curtis Adams: from South Carolina, medic
Private Robert Green: from Georgia
Private Nathanial Moss: from Texas”