An Elk Grove woman has donated war memorabilia from her grandfather during World War I to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Gina McVey’s grandfather, Lawrence McVey, fought in an all black military unit known as the Harlem Hellfighters during WWI. African Americans were not allowed to fight along side white soldiers during the war. The Harlem Hellfighters helped the French Army in liberating France. His sacrifice and that of the others in his unit are being recognized at the recently opened museum in Washington DC.
More details on the McVey’s story on SacBee below.