Historic Markers Across South Carolina



African-American Heroes of the 371st Regiment



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Location: 2000 S Beltline Blvd, Columbia, SC
County: Richland
Coordinates: N 33° 57.51    W 080° 59.069
  33.9585    -80.98448333
Style: Free Standing **
 



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African-American Heroes of the 371st Regiment



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

The Socastee Heritage Foundation