The Battle of Henry Johnson

The Battle of Henry Johnson (HMSMQ)

Location: Albany, NY 12210 Albany County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 39.229', W 73° 46.139'

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The Battle of Henry Johnson

First American Awarded
Croix De Guerre
with
Gold Palm
For
Valor

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In Memory of Sergeant Henry Lincoln Johnson Albany, New York for uncommon valor in combat against an armed enemy May 14th, 1918 while serving with Company C 369th Infantry Regiment part of U. S. Expeditionary Forces during World War I Assigned to the Fourth French Army Awarded the Croix De Guerre by France Dedicated this 11th day of November 1991 at Albany, New York

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President William Clinton directed the award of the Purple Heart to Henry Johnson on 25 June 1996 seventy-eight years following the action

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The United States of America to all who shall see these presents greeting this to certify that the President of the United States of America has awarded the Purple Heart established by General George Washington at Newburgh New York August 7 1782 to Henry Johnson Then Sergeant United States Army for wounds received in action in World War 1 on 14 May 1918 given under my hand in the city of Washington this 25th day of June 1996 (Signed) Togo D. West, Jr. Secretary of the Army

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369th US Infantry formerly 15th Infantry New York Guard known by the enemy as "The Hellfighters"

Regiment awarded the following battle streamers
Champagne
Champagne - Marne
Meuse - Argonne
Alsace
________________
Croixe De Guerre with Silver Star
25 July 1917 28 February 1919

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First Allied regiment to reach the Rhine

Never lost a man captured, a trench or a foot of ground

191 Days in Combat Longest of any American unit

367 Men Killed in Action
1097 Men Wounded in Action

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[Left Panel]
Bust Dedicated May 27, 1996
Gerald D. Jennings Mayor
E. Alvin Mitchell National President
Leroy Ramsey Military Historian
Rev. Arthur T. Moore Chaplain
Monument completed 11 November 1996

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A joint project by the City of Albany Thomas M. Whalen III, Mayor and Albany District 369th Veterans Association, Inc. Co-Chairman Thomas M. Whalen, III Cliford M. Johnson
James A. Dandles President, Albany District 369 Veterans' Association, Inc.
Samuel w. Phillips (BG Ret) past National President
Vincent J. Forte Sr, Sculptor

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Committee
Francis J. Alphonso
Richard Barrett
Issac Brown
Lawrence C. Burwell
Peter M. Conway
Conrad Duncan
Clarkie Everet
John L. Howe
Douglass W. Johnson
William Miles
Clarence Parker
Samuel Praylor
Henry F. Shadrick
Maurice Thornton
Gordon Van Ness
Details
HM NumberHMSMQ
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Tags
Year Placed1996
Placed ByCity of Albany & Albany District 369th Veterans Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 7:34am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 600900 N 4723107
Decimal Degrees42.65381667, -73.76898333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 39.229', W 73° 46.139'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 39' 13.74" N, 73° 46' 8.34" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-98 Washington Park Rd, Albany NY 12210, US
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