Gina McVey holds a World War I 1915 German Mauser rifle her grandfather brought home from the war and his service under the French military. McVey’s grandfather, Lawrence Leslie McVey, and his all-black regiment – the Harlem Hellfighters – played a critical role in liberating France from the Germans in World War I.
Gina McVey holds a World War I 1915 German Mauser rifle her grandfather brought home from the war and his service under the French military. McVey’s grandfather, Lawrence Leslie McVey, and his all-black regiment – the Harlem Hellfighters – played a critical role in liberating France from the Germans in World War I. Andrew Seng aseng@sacbee.com
Gina McVey holds a World War I 1915 German Mauser rifle her grandfather brought home from the war and his service under the French military. McVey’s grandfather, Lawrence Leslie McVey, and his all-black regiment – the Harlem Hellfighters – played a critical role in liberating France from the Germans in World War I. Andrew Seng aseng@sacbee.com

Harlem Hellfighter recognized in new national museum of black history

October 08, 2016 2:24 PM

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