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Red Hand Flag

  • Aired: 07/07/2008
  • 16:51
  • Rating: TV-G
A Desert Storm veteran purchased a worn flag with a red felt hand sewn in the center and small U.S. flags sewn in the corner. Was this flag carried into battle by one of the few African-American infantry regiments that fought in WWI under French command? Host Elyse Luray heads to South Carolina to link this mysterious flag to the legacy of the Red Hand Division and its wartime triumphs.
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Is this peculiar flag one that African-American soldiers marched under in WWI?
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