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369th Infantry  Regiment Harlem Hellfighters charge into Argonne Forest, Sept. 1917

Harlem Guardsmen Made Black History

The African-American Soldiers of the 369th Infantry Regiment Harlem Hellfighters charge into the hell of the Argonne Forest in September 1917 as they advance to capture the French village of Sechault, in this painting from the U.S. Army History Series. The unit?s heroism in this battle won the men of the former New York National Guard?s 15th Infantry Regiment the unit Croix de Guerre, the highest unit award in the French Army.
?My men never retire, they go forward or they die,? said Colonel William Hayward, the regiment?s commander.
The traditions of the 369th Infantry Regiment are recalled during Black History Month by the men and women of the New York Army National Guard?s 369th Sustainment Brigade.

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Associated Press -- Thu, 21 May 2015 NY National Guard holding annual Memorial Day ceremony ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The New York National Guard will be conducting a pre-Memorial Day ceremony honoring military members who have died while serving their nation.

NBC News -- Sat, 16 May 2015 WWI ’Harlem Hellfighter’ Henry Johnson to Receive Medal of Honor They called Sgt. Henry Johnson "Black Death," a soldier from the all-black "Harlem Hellfighters" unit who fought off two dozen Germans with a gun and then a knife during... (more)

WRGB -- Sat, 16 May 2015 Man accepting Medal of Honor for Henry Johnson (Video) NISKAYUNA - Sergeant Henry Johnson will receive a Medal of Honor next month for his actions during WWI in France.

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