HENRY JOHNSON AND THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS

In my last post  I neglected to go into detail about the Harlem Hellfighters, a New York National Guard Unit comprised entirely of black recruits.  I  have attached a  History Channel video clip tells their story and story of Henry Johnson.  This pre civil rights era is truly a black eye in America’s History.   June 2, 2015 it will be made right==better late than never.

IT’S ABOUT TIME OUR LOCAL AMERICAN PATRIOT IS HONORED BY HIS OWN COUNTRY

Undated photo of Henry Johnson Photo: HAND OUT / j=0321_henryjohnson
ARMY SGT HENRY JOHNSON,

  It is amazing to me that it has taken the United States of America so long to recognize the valor of its own Patriot.  France recognized Henry Johnson’s sacrifice years ago with the Cross of War.

 

These  photos were published by the Times Union in August of 2014 as part of a collection of photos featuring the Battle of Henry Johnson statue in Washingon Park , Albany , NY. Continue reading “IT’S ABOUT TIME OUR LOCAL AMERICAN PATRIOT IS HONORED BY HIS OWN COUNTRY”