Harlem Hellfighters Congressional Gold Medal Act Introduced

There's a new push to honor the Harlem Hellfighters for their bravery during World War I.

Video Transcript

DICK BRENNAN: A new push to honor the Harlem Hellfighters for their bravery during World War I. Congressman Tom Suozzi and a group of local elected officials introduced new legislation. If passed, it would award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 369th Infantry Regiment, known as the Harlem Hellfighters. Congressman Suozzi says it's a long overdue recognition.

TOM SUOZZI: It's never too late to try and make up for the failures of the past. And a great failure of this country, as we hear more and more about every day, is the way we've treated African-Americans throughout our history. And this is just another example of it, and we need to fix it.

DICK BRENNAN: They weren't called the Hellfighters for nothing. They spent 191 days in the front line trenches in World War One, more than any other American regiment of its size.

- Long overdue honor, right?