At 98 years of age, Sensei Keiko Fukuda (the last surviving student of Judo founder Kanō Jigorō) was officially promoted to the rank of 10th dan -the highest black-belt degree in her sport. She is the first woman to reach the rank & sixteenth person to achieve it since founded in 1882.
Col. Charles Young was the third African-American to graduate from West Point, the first to attain the rank of colonel, and he was the highest-ranking black officer in the military at the time of his death in 1922. Read more: http://www.kentucky.com/2010/11/14/1523362/merlene-davis-col-charles-young.html#ixzz1bTbffPax
WILHELM HOSENFELD (German army officer, helped to hide and rescue several Polish Jews in Nazi occupied Poland, most remembered for helping Polish-Jewish pianist and composer Władysław Szpilman to survive, hid in the ruins of Warsaw during the last months of 1944, captured and died in Soviet captivity in 1952 from injuries sustained during torture)
Lieutenant Colonel Charles Young. The first African American to attain the rank of Colonel in the United States Army and it's highest ranking African American until the day he died. A true Buffalo Soldier...
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