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Marooned in Akron

A writer's contemplation on poetry, the heart, and gangsterism.
Nov 11 '13

The Harlem Hellfighters

1, Men of the 369th Infantry who won the Croix de Guerre (highest French military honor). In front row from left to right are: Privates Ed. Williams, Herbert Taylor, Leon Fraitor and Ralph Hawkins. In rear row are Private H. D. Prunes, Sgt. D. Stormes, Private Joe Williams. Private Arthur Menly and Corp. Taylor.  - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/369th_Infantry_Regiment_(United_States)

2. Movie poster advertises ‘Our Colored Fighters,’ a WW1 recruiting documentary on the all-black 369th Regiment nicknamed the ‘Harlem Hellfighters,- http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/blacks-military-uphold-u-s-ideals-battling-rights-article-1.1256674

3. In the trenches, war photography, - http://www.albany.edu/history/HIS530/HarlemProject/Documents_Fish.html

4. The Hellfighters during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, U.S. Army - http://www.history.army.mil/html/topics/afam/aa-art-2.html

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