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72 years after D-Day, African-Americans are still fighting for the Medal of Honor

Among the thousands of soldiers who landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, there were two young men whose stories were remarkably similar. They both raced along the shooting gallery at the water's edge pulling the wounded to safety. One was injured during the landing. The other was not. One received the Medal of Honor. The other did not. Read about their stories HERE in The Daily Beast.

Waverly Woodson was nominated for the Medal of Honor. He never received it. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Photo: Linda Hervieux

Veterans Day publicity blitz for FORGOTTEN

Linda Hervieux was joined by William and Beulah Dabney at the Harrison Museum of African American Culture in Roanoke, Va.

Linda Hervieux was joined by William and Beulah Dabney at the Harrison Museum of African American Culture in Roanoke, Va.

Veterans Day coverage of FORGOTTEN was overwhelming! The book made various TV, radio, print and websites. Linda Hervieux appeared with 320th veteran William Garfield Dabney in Roanoke, VA, on Nov. 10, to a full house at the Harrison Museum of African-American culture. On Nov. 11, she spoke at American University where she was joined by 320th vet Willie O. Howard and Joann Woodson, the wife of Waverly Woodson. The Woodson family has launched a campaign to obtain for him the Medal of Honor for his service on Omaha Beach.

See ABC7-TV's interview with Linda and Joann here.

ABC News reporter James Gordon Meek found a clip from Waverly Woodson's 1994 interview on the 50th anniversary of D-Day. See his report and video with Brian Ross here.

Hear Linda on the Kojo Nnamdi show on WAMU radio, Washington DC's NPR station here.

See Linda's interview on Bob Herbert's Op-Ed TV here.

See Linda's interview with NY1's Cheryl Wills here.

Richard Sisk at Military.com wrote up this piece on the Medal of Honor campaign, click here.

 

Linda snapped this iphone shot on the fly that hardly does justice to radio host Kojo Nnambdi, who was kind enough to invite Linda on his WAMU show to discuss the issues raised in FORGOTTEN. His producer said they got the most listener calls in recent memory. 

Linda snapped this iphone shot on the fly that hardly does justice to radio host Kojo Nnambdi, who was kind enough to invite Linda on his WAMU show to discuss the issues raised in FORGOTTEN. His producer said they got the most listener calls in recent memory. 




Bob Herbert interviews Linda on Op-Ed TV

Veteran journalist and former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert invited Linda to speak about her new book FORGOTTEN: The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes, At Home and At War" on his show, Op-Ed. TV. It was Linda's first interview and it couldn't have gone better, thanks to Herbert. He was thoughtful and curious about the men and the history at the center of FORGOTTEN and and made it all very easy. Thanks, Bob!  Click here for video.