371st Infantry Regiment (United States)


371st Infantry Regiment (United States)

Infobox Military Unit
unit_name=371st Infantry Regiment


caption=
nickname=
motto=
colors=
march=
ceremonial_chief=
type=Infantry
branch=Army
dates=1913–1945
country=USA
allegiance=
command_structure=
size=
specialization=
current_commander=
garrison=
battles=World War I
*Champagne–Marne
*Meuse–Argonne
World War II
*Italian Campaign
decorations=
notable_commanders=
anniversaries=
identification_symbol=
identification_symbol_label=
identification_symbol_2=
identification_symbol_2_label=
US Regiments
previous=370th Infantry Regiment
next=372nd Infantry Regiment
The 371st Infantry Regiment. was an African American regiment, nominally a part of the 93rd Infantry Division (Colored), that served with the French Army in World War I. This was seconded to the 157 th French Army division called the "Red Hand Division" in need of reinforcement under the command of the General Mariano Goybet awarded by the Distinguished Service Medal (United States).

Corporal Freddie Stowers of the regiment's 1st Battalion was the only African American soldier from World War I awarded the Medal of Honor.

On arrival in France, this unit was transferred into the French command, so its decorations are French rather than American. Nevertheless, it is important to note that this unit was extremely well decorated, receiving unit and numerous individual citations including Croix de Guerre and Légion d'honneur.

A detailed history of this unit is given in Chester Heywood's Negro Combat Troops, published in 1928 and reprinted since.

External links

* [http://www.cmohs.org/medal/history_links/f_stowers.htm Congressional Medal of Honor Society's entry on Freddie Stowers]
* [http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/worldwari.html United States Army Official Medal of Honor Citation List]
* [http://www.371regiment.homestead.com 371st Regiment Monument]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 442nd Infantry Regiment (United States) — 442nd Regimental Combat Team 442nd Infantry Regiment Coat of Arms Active August 1944–August 1946 July 1947–December 1969 …   Wikipedia

  • 369th Infantry Regiment (United States) — Infobox Military Unit unit name=369th Infantry Regiment caption= nickname= Harlem Hellfighters motto= colors= march= ceremonial chief= type=Infantry branch=Army dates=1913–1945 country=USA allegiance= command structure= size= specialization=… …   Wikipedia

  • 93rd Infantry Division (United States) — Infobox Military Unit unit name=93rd Infantry Division caption=93rd Infantry Division shoulder sleeve insignia dates=1917 1919; 1942 1946 country=United States allegiance= branch=Army National Guard type=Infantry role= size=Division command… …   Wikipedia

  • 92nd Infantry Division (United States) — Infobox Military Unit unit name=92nd Infantry Division (Colored) caption= Shoulder sleeve insignia dates= October 1917 November 1945 country= United States of America branch= Army type= Infantry size= Division command structure= current commander …   Wikipedia

  • 71st Infantry Division (United States) — Infobox Military Unit unit name= 71st Infantry Division caption=71st Infantry Division shoulder sleeve insignia dates= 1943 1946 country= United States allegiance= branch= U.S. Army type= role= size= command structure= garrison= garrison label=… …   Wikipedia

  • 332nd Engineer General Service Regiment (United States) — Infobox Military Unit unit name=332nd Engineer General Service Regiment caption=332nd Engineer General Service Regiment dates=May 6 1942 to January 28 1947 June 1950 to August 1953 country=United States of America branch=Army type=Engineer… …   Wikipedia

  • Ohio Army National Guard — Headquarters, State Area Command Ohio Army National Guard Active Since July, 1788 Country United States Allegiance Ohio Branch Army National Guard …   Wikipedia

  • Military history of African Americans — The 332nd Fighter Group attends a briefing in Italy in 1945. The military history of African Americans spans from the arrival of the first black slaves during the colonial history of the United States to the present day. There has been no war… …   Wikipedia

  • Mariano Goybet — Born 17 August 1861 Zaragoza, Spain …   Wikipedia

  • Freddie Stowers — Infobox Military Person name=Freddie Stowers born= 1896 died= September 28Death year and age|1918|1896 caption= nickname= placeofbirth=Sandy Springs, South Carolina placeofdeath=near Ardeuil, France placeofburial= allegiance=United States of… …   Wikipedia