A new push to give the ‘Harlem Hellfighters’ of World War I a golden honor, a century late

More than a century after the conclusion of World War I, the Harlem Hellfighters — the 369th Infantry Regiment — who served in defense of the United States against the forces of tyranny in Europe are a step closer to the recognition they’ve longed deserved, but were denied.

Queens/Long Island Congressman Tom Suozzi came to the 369th Regiment Armory in Harlem on April 8 to announce that he’s introducing legislation to honor the Hellfighters with the Congressional Gold Medal.

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