Very Special Opportunity to own a Rare Piece Of History!
Maj. Charles L. Thomas was one of the original members of the very first all-black 614st Anti-Tank Destroyer Battalion, who by federal law were not permitted to serve alongside white troops; the military did not officially desegregate until after World War II. They were known as the Black Panthers after their unit’s distinctive insignia; their motto was “Come out fighting”. The battalion received a Presidential Unit Citation for its actions. In addition, a large number of individual members also received medals, including one Medal of Honor, 11 Silver Stars and about 300 Purple Hearts. They have been called “one of the most effective tank battalions in World War II.
Anyhow, I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking for the knife itself!