African-American Heroes of the 371st Regiment

African-American Heroes of the 371st Regiment (HM21Z5)

Location: Columbia, SC 29201 Richland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 57.51', W 80° 59.069'

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In tribute & honor to the gallant African American heroes of of the 371st Infantry Regiment 93rd Division "Colored" of World War I.

They were South Carolinians sent into the bloody trenches of World War I. These brave black soldiers survived on the Western Front in April of 1918, and they were placed under the French Command. The 371st Infantry brought down three German planes by rifle fire. During the Great War over 1,000 men out of 2,384 lost their lives.

These heroes earned 146 citations for bravery and one Congressional Medal of Honor. They also received the French Legion of Honor & the Croix de Guerre.

Dedicated August 21, 2010
HM NumberHM21Z5
Year Placed2010
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 1st, 2017 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 501433 N 3757554
Decimal Degrees33.95850000, -80.98448333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 57.51', W 80° 59.069'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 57' 30.6" N, 80° 59' 4.1400000000002" W
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Area Code(s)704, 803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2105 S Beltline Blvd, Columbia SC 29201, US
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