- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Medal of Honor posthumously awarded to a World War I hero from Albany earlier this year is going on display at the state Capitol.

Sgt. Henry Johnson’s medal will be part of an exhibit opening in his honor Monday in the War Room on the second floor of the Capitol.

Johnson was a rail station porter in Albany when he joined the 369th Infantry Regiment, an all-black unit based in Harlem. The regiment was fighting in France in 1918 when Johnson rescued a fellow American soldier while fighting off a German attack.

Johnson died in 1929.

In June, President Barrack Obama posthumously awarded Johnson the nation’s highest military decoration.

Leaders of the New York National Guard will be joined at the opening ceremony by officials from the New York State Military Museum.



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