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Albany man to command ‘Hell Fighters’

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Col. David Martinez, an Albany resident and veteran of the Iraq War, has been named to command the New York Army National Guard’s historic 369th Sustainment Brigade. Nicknamed the “Harlem Hell Fighters” and based in New York City, the unit traces its lineage back to the African-American soldiers of the 15th New York Infantry formed just before the United States entered World War I. “The Harlem Hell Fighters are one of the most storied units ...

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