What was the nickname of the American 369th Regiment?

1 Answer
May 19, 2017

The nickname for the American 369th infantry regiment was "The Harlem Hellfighters." They were the most well-known group of African American soldiers during World War I.


So, you might be wondering how the 369th infantry regiment got their nickname:

The part "Harlem" comes from the city where this infantry was first organized-- Harlem, New York.

The part "Hellfighters" comes from persistence. During a six-month combat, they lost about 1,500 casualties, but they only received 900 replacements. Despite this, they persisted in combat and therefore earned the title "Hellfighters" from their enemies.

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