Remembering Henry Johnson, the soldier called "Black Death"

Remembering Henry Johnson, the Soldier Called “Black Death”

”Remembering Henry Johnson, the Soldier Called “Black Death” Henry Johnson suffered 21 wounds and rescued a fellow soldier while repelling an enemy raid in the Argonne Forest in 1918 but died 11 years later a forgotten man.

William Henry Johnson (March 18, 1901–1970) was an African-American painter born in Florence, South Carolina

William H. Johnson Foundation For The Arts William Henry Johnson (March was an African-American painter born in Florence, South Carolina

WWI "Harlem Hellfighters" Henry Johnson "Black Death"▼ Germans named them "Harlem Hellfighters" out of fear https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/369th_Infantry_Regiment_(United_States) SEE ALSO "William Henry Johnson": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Johnson_(World_War_I_soldier)

Army shows Army Pvt. Johnson was one of two World War I Army heroes on Tuesday June who finally received the Medal of Honor they may have been denied because of discrimination, nearly 100 years late.

The Harlem Hellfighters and Henry Johnson Fighting in WWI

Early Black Military Experiences: Colonial America and the Revolutionary War. Photo from the documentary "For Love of Liberty".

Henry Johnson and Needham Roberts were  the 1st Americans to be awarded the French Croix de Guerre, France's highest military award  for their World War I Heroism.  Johnson & Roberts were manning a 2 man outpost when German patrol, estimated at more than 20 men, attacked with grenades. Wounded, both Americans emptied their weapons and Roberts, who was wounded in his hip or knee and unable to stand, tossed grenades to Johnson who hurled them at the enemy patrol to keep the attackers away.

Henry Johnson, left, and Neadham Roberts, right, are members of the Regiment Infantry. Each has been decorated with the French Croix de Guerre.

William H. Johnson (1901-1970), African-American Painter during the Harlem Renaissance

The Art and Life of William H. Johnson

Born in William H. Johnson was a talented artist who became famous for his Scandinavian landscape paintings and "primitive" scenes of black life. A South Carolina native and son of an African-American/Sioux woman and a white man, Johnson moved.

Henry Johnson, WWI posthumously awarded a Medal of Honor - article also mentions a Jewish-American soldier who was similarly snubbed and also awarded a Medal of Honor for his WWI bravery.

WWI Hero Henry Johnson Finally Receives Medal Of Honor by Sarah Pruitt

Henry Johnson and the Harlem Hellfighters in a parade up Fifth Avenue upon their return to New York in February, 1919. Photo: New York Division of Military and Naval Affairs

Remembering Henry Johnson, the Soldier Called “Black Death”

Remembering Henry Johnson, the Soldier Called “Black Death.” Henry Johnson suffered 21 wounds and rescued a fellow soldier while repelling an enemy raid in the Argonne Forest in 1918 but died 11 years later a forgotten man.

John Henry Johnson Autographed Official AL Baseball Red Sox PSA/DNA #AC23100

John Henry Johnson Autographed Official AL Baseball Red Sox PSA/DNA #AC23100

Training for war by William Henry Johnson

Training for war by William Henry Johnson

JOHN HENRY JOHNSON SIGNED GOAL LINE ART CARD~PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME~HOF AUTO | eBay

John henry johnson signed goal line art card~pro football hall of fame~hof auto

JOHN HENRY JOHNSON SIGNED GOAL LINE ART CARD~PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME~HOF AUTO | eBay

Henry Johnson suffered 21 wounds and rescued a soldier while repelling an enemy raid in the Argonne Forest in 1918 but died 11 years later a forgotten man

Remembering Henry Johnson, the Soldier Called “Black Death”

Henry Johnson suffered 21 wounds and rescued a soldier while repelling an enemy raid in the Argonne Forest in 1918 but died 11 years later a forgotten man

Susan Taylor. She was the first and only African American Woman to be recognized by the Magazine Publishers of America with the Henry Johnson Fisher Award—the industry’s highest honor—and the first to be inducted into the American Society of Magazine Editors Hall of Fame. She is the recipient of the NAACP President’s Award for visionary leadership and has honorary degrees from more than a dozen colleges and universities. (Talkin' with Tami . clic pic)

“In every crisis there is a message. Crises are nature’s way of forcing change — breaking down old structures, shaking loose negative habits so that something new and better can take their place.” – Susan L.

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