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WW1- "Harlem Hellfighters"

AFRO-AMERICAN TROOPS WW1: 369th INFANTRY BRIGADE - THE 'HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS'
During World War I few Americans knew that about 200,000 Afro-Americans served in the US Army in Europe, but only 42,000 were classified as combat troops. Completely segregated, they fought with great distinction alongside the French Army during the war but were not allowed to fight alongside their white counterparts in the US forces. The most famous of these was the 369th Infantry Regiment (Harlem Hellfighters).

Arthur W. Little, who was a battalion commander with the 369th wrote in the regimental history 'From Harlem to the Rhine', that it was official that the outfit was under fire for 191 days, and never lost a foot of ground or had a man taken prisoner. By the end of the war over 170 members of the 369th were awarded the 'Legion of Honor' or the 'Croix de Guerre'. Even though they were decorated, upon returning to New York at the end of the war they were not allowed to participate in the Victory Parade of 1919. They were also not saluted by the military MP's who were ordered by the American army High Command not to salute them.

They live on even today with the '369th Sustainment Brigade' which  served in battles in Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and the War on Terror. The book 'Harlem Hellfighters'  was released in 2014 and Sony Pictures are in production in 2015 for the movie version of the book.

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