I had the good fortune to be introduced via email the other day to historian and filmmaker Richard Walling. Among other things, Rich is working on a project about the 15th NY/369th Harlem Hellfighters. He had a grandfather who fought in the war with a different unit and is passionate about the subject. Funding and production are quite an undertaking on these types of projects but Rich has already written, filmed, and edited one of the scenes, which you can watch here. These are such important stories to tell. I look forward to meeting Rich in person sometime this summer. He is a living historian as well, and hopefully will come out for WW1 Day at Governors Island on September 17.
Stan Walsh said:
Good report on the “Hell Fighters” How can help Mr. Walling’s production?
Keith Muchowski said:
Stan, here is Rich’s Facebook page. If interested, one may want to contact him through his page. When I meet him face-to-face I will be sure to ask him how others might be able to help.