- 371st Infantry Regiment (United States)
Infobox Military Unit
unit_name=371st Infantry Regiment
World War I
World War II
previous=370th Infantry Regiment
next=372nd Infantry RegimentThe 371st Infantry Regiment. was an
African American regiment, nominally a part of the 93rd Infantry Division (Colored), that served with the French Armyin World War I. This was seconded to the 157 th French Armydivision called the "Red Hand Division" in need of reinforcement under the command of the General Mariano Goybetawarded by the Distinguished Service Medal (United States).
Freddie Stowersof the regiment's 1st Battalionwas the only African Americansoldier 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.
* [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]
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