Medics from the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion were the first African Americans on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. Under relentless fire, they saved scores of men. Stars and Stripes wrote that the 320th medics “covered themselves with glory” on D-Day. Besides Waverly Woodson, they were: Private First Class Warren Capers of Kendridge, Virginia, Corporal Eugene Worthy and Staff Sgt. Alfred F. Bell, both of Memphis, Tennessee. Photos: Army Office of Military History.