“Proud: The Men of the USS MASON”

January 18th, 2006 by

Ally Hilger has produced a movie, which has finally begun to make it’s way into the movie theaters.

The movie, “Proud,” is the story of the USS MASON (DE-529) is now out and playing in small engagements around the country. It’s now playing in Atlanta, GA. A link to the schdeule page is here…

My interest in this story began with my friendship with Ben Garrison, who was a Radioman on the MASON during the war. As a result of this aquaintance, I have come to know of the the 761st Tank Battalion and the “Triple Nickel” 555th Parachute Regiment, in addition to the well known story of the Tuskegee Airman of the 99th Fighter Squadron. I did some blogging on it last spring, encapsulating some of the history of the beginnings of desegregation in the US Military.

We have come a long way…

Thanks to Little Green Footballs for the Open Thread!

Thanks to Mudville Gazette for the Open Post!

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2 responses about ““Proud: The Men of the USS MASON””

  1. Exploiting the Power of the Military Experience - - It’s not random, it’s CHAOS! said:

    […] changing work of Elanor Roosevelt, not directly, but through the stories I have put here about Ben Garrison, and other African-American units that served our nation well in WWII, and then allowed the true […]

  2. alan rosenblatt said:

    this movie made me cry done so well god bless the men on this ship

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