||The 366th Infantry Regiment was an all-black unit that saw action in North Africa and Italy during World War II. There is a memorial stained glass window at the chapel on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC, the alma mater of many of the officers. The window was commissioned by the 366th Infantry Regiment Veterans Association, of which my father has been president for as long as I can remember.||
My father &
President Clinton - Nov'94 With all of the hubbub about the
50th anniversary of the end of the war, the Congressional Black Caucus
decided to award a Certificate of Appreciation
to the 366th Veterans Association. My father, Dennette A. Harrod, Sr, accepted the certificate on their
behalf. To read my journal entry about the event, click here.
Lt. John R. Fox in 1941 On September 9, 1992, my father gave a speech at the Conference on Black Americans in World War II at the Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA. The speech was about Lt. John R. Fox and the 366th Infantry Regiment.
There is a memorial plaque at Fort Devens, MA, where the 366th was activated and trained before leaving for the European Campaign. At the same dedication ceremony in 1982, John Fox's widow received his Distinguished Service Cross after a delay of nearly 40 years.
The cover story for the May 6, 1996
issue of U.S. News & World Report is about neglected black heroes
from World War II, and seven soldiers who are being recommended for the Medal of Honor, and Lt. John R.
Fox is on the list! Here are two articles about it from the The Boston Sunday Globe (28-Apr-96), and The Boston Globe (29-Apr-96). It was also reported in the
On 1997-01-13, Arlene Fox, the widow of Lt. John R. Fox, recieved his postumous Medal of Honor from President Clinton in a White House ceremony which was broadcast live on C-SPAN ... I managed to capture a copy on video tape, and hope to add the video to this page someday. (Read the citation.)
366th Infantry Regiment Yearbook for 1941 I have gone back to my father's copy of the 1941 yearbook and added hypertext links to his speech for as many of the men as I could find. (Some joined the unit after the yearbook was published at Ft. Devens, MA, two years before they saw combat.)
Note: We are NOT a resource for obtaining information about medals received by relatives in WW-II ... Please click here to learn how to use Standard Form 180 (7-86) to obtain service records of deceased relatives and recovering their lost medals from NPRC(MPR).
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Last update: 2008-10-14 by Dennette@WiZ-WORX.com