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Alicia Purdy Celebrates Local WWI Hero Henry Johnson

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ALBANY, New York, June 8 -- Albany mayoral candidate Alicia Purdy joined Albany residents as well as Albany city and county leadership to commemorate the 105th anniversary of the enlistment of Henry Johnson into the all-Black 369th U.S. Army Infantry Regiment during World War I.

During the event, a wreath was laid at Henry Johnson's statue in Arbor Hill bearing the colors of the 369th-- burgundy, gray, and white. Local historians and leaders took turns sharing aspects of Henry John . . .

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