Episode 4 – Henry Lincoln Johnson

Sergeant Henry Lincoln Johnson fought with the 369th Infantry during WWI.  On 14 May 1918, he and Private Needham Roberts defended an outpost on the Aisne river from a sizable German raiding party.  Episode 4 recounts this incredible story.

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Army General Order 9, with Sergeant Johnson’s award citation.
Senator’s letter requesting the Congressional Medal of Honor.


93D Division Summary of Operations in the World War (American Battle Monuments Commission)

The Employment of Negro Troops (Ulysses Lee – Army Center For Military History)

Henry Lincoln Johnson, Sergeant (Arlington National Cemetery Website)

American Patriots (Gail Buckley)

Before the Mayflower (Lerone Bennett Jr.)

Remembering Henry Johnson, the Soldeir Called “Black Death” (Smithsonianmag.com)

Sgt. Henry Lincoln Johnson: Perhaps, the most tragic hero of them all (Examiner.com)

Army GO 9 Nov 2005

The American Negro in the World War, Chapter XVIII (E.J. Scott) (Google books)

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