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Download full resolution image President Barack Obama presents a posthumous Medal of Honor awarded to New York National Guard Soldier Henry Johnson for his heroism during World War I to New York Army National Guard Command Sgt. Major Louis Wilson, who represented Johnson during the Tue

NY Guardsman Henry Johnson Honored at White House

WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama presents a posthumous Medal of Honor awarded to New York National Guard Soldier Henry Johnson for his heroism during World War I to New York Army National Guard Command Sgt. Major Louis Wilson, who represented Johnson during the Tuesday, June 2 event in the East Room of the White House. Wilson accepted the medal because Johnson, a member of the 369th Infantry --the Harlem Hell Fighters-- has no living relatives.

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Times Union -- Fri, 23 Feb 2018 100 years ago: Trained U.S. soldiers ready to fight The state Division of Military and Naval Affairs is reminding residents about key dates affecting New Yorkers during the 100-year anniversary of Americas entry into World War I. The press... (more)

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