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Recognizing unsung heroes of World War I

September 10, 2010

We hope you saw Helen Silvis' piece in this morning's Skanner. "After World Wars I and II, the Medal of Honor was awarded to 549 of America's bravest. Incredibly," she writes, "not one black soldier, of the 1.5 million who served, was among their number."

Commissioner Fish is working to bring recognition to Henry Johnson, a member of the 369th Infantry Regiment in WWI. The Commissioner's grandfather, Hamilton Fish Jr., was a Catain in that regiment.