Black History Minute: WWI: Medal of Honor: Sgt. Henry Johnson

Sgt. Henry Johnson of the 369th Infantry Regiment was awarded the French Croix de Guerre for bravery during an outnumbered battle with German soldiers, Feb. 12, 1919. Johnson was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart in 1996 and the Distinguished Service Cross in 2002.

Sgt. Henry Johnson is “one of the five bravest American soldiers in the war.” – Former President Theodore Roosevelt wrote in his book “Rank and File: True Stories of the Great War”

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