457 Medals of Honor were awarded during World War Two. None of the recipients were black.

John Fox finally got his in 1997. This is his story.

The memorial stone to Lt. John Fox (Photo by the author)

The Gothic Line, the most northerly of the Italian defensive lines, crossed Italy from the Ligurian Sea in the west to the Adriatic in the east, along the natural barrier of the Apennine mountains. In August 1944, it marked the…