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.
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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