Because of errors on his discharge papers, Henry Johnson’s wounds and actions went largely unnoticed. At the time of his discharge it was not known that in 1918, he fought off a German raid in hand-to-hand combat, killing multiple Germans and taking 21 wounds to rescue a fellow solider. After dying at age 35, his son went on to be one of the famous Tuskegee Airmen. In 2015, Johnson was post-humorously awarded the Medal of Honor by then President Obama.
Henry “Black Death” Johnson (3/20)
Submitted to "Greatest War Hero Of All Time"