Monthly Archive: March 2014

Mar 02

Black History Month/Reception honoring African American Women in the Military: WWII and Beyond

A reception hosted by Terrance C. Holliday, Commissioner of Veterans Affairs was held on February 27. Speakers included Capt. Ronald J. Williams Wells, US Navy Chaplain) Deputy Commissioner Ellen Flannelly, Stacey Cumberbatch, Dpt. of Administrative Services, Major General Joseph McNeil, USAF (Ret) Capt. Allison Ecung, USAF Reserve. The Color Guard of the 26th Rgt. US …

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Mar 02

Honoring the 369th Infantry Rgt. “Harlem Hellfighters”

In the context of the 100th anniversary of the First World War a ceremony was held at the French Consulate General in New York in honor of the 369th US Infantry Regiment known as the Harlem Hellfighters. This regiment made up of African-American and Puerto Rican recruits distinguished itself in heavy fighting in France from …

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