Jackie Robinson, the man who broke the color barrier in America when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, (See: “Jackie Robinson’s Contribution to America” Here; He was charged and court martialed while an Army Second Lieutenant in 1944. He was found not guilty. An account of that court martial can be found Here;. It is from Real Clear History.
Robinson was a remarkable man for many reasons as this account shows. Of great interest is the fact that due to the charge, he was transferred from one unit to another and the one he was transferred from saw very heavy combat in Europe, including 183 days of constant contact with German forces following D Day. The unit he was transferred to saw only limited duty in the US.
This article is well worth reading as it shows an important episode in this remarkable man’s life..