On Tuesday, March 19 come and watch The Story Of The Triple Nickel: Black Paratroopers In Washington State at the Richland Public Library located in 955 Northgate Drive Richland, Washington.
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Robert Bartlett will be speaking in this surprising and insightful presentation. This first all-black paratrooper unit’s mission and service involving Washington state made quiet history and is all but forgotten.
Robert L. “Bob” Bartlett will tell the tale of the “555.” Trained by U.S. Forest Service Rangers, members of the 555 jumped on some 36 forest fires as first responders, including the 1945 Mt. Baker fire. In the process of helping to save our forests, they gained military fame as the first all-black “Airborne Infantry Firefighters.…