372nd Infantry Regiment, American, 1918.
372nd Infantry Regiment, which was organized in 1917.  
Upon its arrival to France, the 372nd was attached the French 157th “Red Hand” Infantry Division— and took part in the Meuse-Argonne, Lorraine and Alsace campaigns.  
For its actions during the Meuse-Argonne, the regiment was awarded the Croix de Guerre with Palm.


                                                         ‘moving forward all the time

‘France is one continuous camp and the troops are coming
in all the time and every one moves forward all the time, and no one gets to
the rear except the wounded – So
you see that the whole movement is constantly towards Berlin. Everything
is moving fine over here so far and I think we have Fritz on the run, thanks to
the good work of the people back home – Here,
my people are doing their bit to win the war, they sure make good soldiers.’

Letter of James William Alston, American First Lieutenant in the US 372nd
an all-black regiment – African American Soldiers in World War
I @ DPLA – Photo: July 4th 1918, Independence Day Parade in Lignieres, Meuse, France. La Contemporaine, France.