Blacks’ WWI valor gets another look


WASHINGTON — Researchers are calling for a systematic review to determine whether black servicemen were unjustly denied medals of valor for service during World War I.

The proposal, which is backed by the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, was detailed last week during a news conference at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army in Washington.

On Nov. 11, the nation will mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day — the moment when World War I active hostilities ceased.

More than 350,000 black men served in Europe with the American Expeditionary Force. None of them received the nation’s highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, until 1991, when it was given posthumously to Cpl. Freddie Stowers by President George H.W….

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