WWI Veterans, Overlooked for Decades Due to Prejudice, Are Honored at Last

The heroism of some U.S. World War I veterans has gone unrecognized because of discrimination.
Two of them — Army Sergeant William Shemin, who was Jewish, and Army Private Henry Johnson, who was black — were formally recognized, posthumously, with the Medal of Honor during a ceremony on Tuesday.
"It is never too late to say thank you," President Barack Obama said.
Johnson entered the army in June 1917 and was assigned to an all-black National Guard unit that would later become the 369th Infantry Regiment.



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