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Re: Harlem Hellfighters
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Cpl. T. W. Taylor, 23, of Winston-Salem, N.C., a Post Office driver and cook in New York before he enlisted in 1917. He, too, earned an individual Croix de Guerre for heroism in battle. After the war he worked as a cook on a steamship and died in 1983, in Bayonne, N.J. aged 86.

Pvt. Alfred S. Manley, who was 19 when he enlisted 1917. His nickname was "Kid Buck." After the war he worked as a driver for a laundry company. He died in Newark, N.J., in 1933.

Pvt. Ralph Hawkins, 19, of Elizabeth, N.J. A hazy portrait emerges of a young man whose Croix de Guerre included a Bronze Star for extraordinary heroism. After the war, he worked as a laborer with the New Deal's Works Progress Administration, and in 1942 registered for the World War II draft. He died in Philadelphia in 1951.

Pvt. Leon E. Fraiter, 21, of Charleston, S.C. After the war, he married, had two sons and worked as a jewelry store salesman. He died in 1974.

Pvt. Joe Williams. Burger found a Joseph Williams in Co. C, who was slightly wounded in action on or about Nov. 10, 1918, the day before the war ended.

Pvt. Herbert Taylor, 22, of Co. B was also wounded on Sept. 29, 1918, possibly during the battle for S├ęchault, France. After the war, he worked as a laborer in New York City and in 1941 reenlisted in the Army. He died in 1984."

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