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Documentary to tell story of all-black Army unit that protected Hawaii in WWII | Hawaii News Now

Documentary to tell story of all-black Army unit that protected Hawaii in WWII | Hawaii News Now

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By Jim Mendoza, Hawaii News Now

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – During World War II, the 369th Antiaircraft Artillery Regiment made up entirely of African-American soldiers was stationed in Hawaii.

The troops hailed from New York and were known as the Harlem Rattlers.

“I think it is a human interest story,” Monmouth University professor Nancy Mezey said.

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Mezey is part of a team researching and documenting the story of the segregated unit, and the little-known fact that it helped guard Hawaii in the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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