Fuck Rambo, these guys are the real deal.

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  1. Good Old Henry


    The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry Johnson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in France during the period 13 - 15 May 1918.

    Private Johnson distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force.

    While on a double sentry night duty, Private Johnson and a fellow soldier were attacked by a raiding party of Germans numbering almost twenty, wounding both. When the Germans were within fighting distance, he opened fire, shooting one of them and seriously wounding two more. The Germans continued to advance, and as they were about to be captured Private Johnson drew his bolo knife from his belt and attacked the Germans in a hand-to-hand encounter. Even though having sustained three grenade and shotgun wounds from the star, Private Johnson went to the rescue of his fellow soldier who was being taken prisoner by the enemy. He kept on fighting until the Germans were chased away.

    11 April 2003:
    KANSAS CITY, Missouri -- A local World War I veteran was honored posthumously by the Army for his bravery.

    Sergeant Henry Johnson was a member of the all-black 369th Army Infantry. Johnson became a hero when he singlehandedly fought off a group of German soldiers with only a knife and a gun to rescue a wounded comrade.

    "He got wounded 21 times and what he did was stop the Germans from getting through the French line," son Herman Johnson said.

    France awarded Johnson its highest military Medal of Honor, but his deeds were ignored back home, Washington reported.

    "Fighting for your country is an honor, but they would not give black people any honors," Herman Johnson said.

    No longer overlooked, Sergeant Henry Johnson was posthumously awarded the Army's Distinguished Service Cross for bravery Thursday. The medal was presented to his son.
  2. Re: * Rambo, these guys are the real deal.

  3. Re: * Rambo, these guys are the real deal.

    That was a good read, its hard to comprehend that the states did not award military honours just for being black.
    But Mad Jack Churchill lol legend. Also Simo Hayha not bad 700 and odd kills. Just proves the yanks aint the only ones out there. Also got me thinking comparing the size of the Indian Army and if they have guys like Yogendra Singh Yadav India could prove to be quite a formidable force.
  4. I can't open the link, but surely it would be extreme positive discrimination to give someone military honours just for being black?
  5. Re: * Rambo, these guys are the real deal.


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