370th Infantry Regiment (United States)
The 370th Infantry Regiment was the designation for one of the infantry regiments of the 93rd (Provisional) Infantry Division.
8th Infantry Regiment, Illinois National GuardThis was an all-black militia regiment founded in the 1870s.
- World War 1
- Sergeant Matthew Jenkins won the Distinguished Service CrossDistinguished Service Cross (United States)The Distinguished Service Cross is the second highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of the United States Army, for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force. Actions that merit the Distinguished Service Cross must be of such a high degree...
and the Croix de GuerreCroix de guerreThe Croix de guerre is a military decoration of France. It was first created in 1915 and consists of a square-cross medal on two crossed swords, hanging from a ribbon with various degree pins. The decoration was awarded during World War I, again in World War II, and in other conflicts...
for leading his platoon in combat, taking a German position, and holding it until relieved 36 hours later.
- Leutenant-Colonel Otis B. DuncanOtis B. DuncanOtis B. Duncan was an officer in the United States Army. He was the highest-ranking African-American in the U.S...
commanded the 3rd Battalion of the 370th in combat.
- Sergeant Matthew Jenkins won the Distinguished Service Cross