The History Of Veterans Day From Harlem To Hollywood

369th harlem hellfightersWorld War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. Continue Reading →

Gov. Cuomo Announces Col. David Martinez Leader Of The ‘Harlem Hellfighters’

d martinez new head on hellightersGov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that Col. David Martinez, an Albany resident and veteran of the Iraq War, has been named to command the New York Army National Guard’s historic 369th Sustainment Brigade. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War…

harlem rattlers and the great warWhen on May 15, 1918 a French lieutenant warned Henry Johnson of the 369th to move back because of a possible enemy raid, Johnson reportedly replied: “I’m an American, and I never retreat.” Continue Reading →

Woman Leads Harlem Hellfighters Unit

The first female brigade commander in New York National Guard history will lead the legendary Harlem Hellfighters. Col. Stephanie Dawson is to become the commander of the 369th Sustainment Brigade during a ceremony Saturday at the Harlem Armory. The unit was formed during World War I as an all-black regiment and was among the first brigades to arrive in France. Continue Reading →