Saturday, May 23, 2015

Learn about the “Harlem Hellfighters”

This Memorial Day, learn about the 369th black infantry during World War I. 

Soldiers of the 369th (15th N.Y.) who won the Croix de Guerre for gallantry in action, 1919. Left to right. Front row: Pvt. Ed Williams, Herbert Taylor, Pvt. Leon Fraitor, Pvt. Ralph Hawkins. Back Row: Sgt. H. D. Prinas, Sgt. Dan Storms, Pvt. Joe Williams, Pvt. Alfred Hanley, and Cpl. T. W. Taylor

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The arrival of the 369th black infantry regiment in New York after the first world war.