The 369th Infantry Regiment — the legendary Harlem Hellfighters — was the first African-American unit to fight in WWI, and of the most decorated American units overall in that conflict.

"The French called them the ‘Men of Bronze’ out of respect, and the Germans called them the ‘Harlem Hellfighters’ out of fear," explains Max Brooks, author of a new graphic novel about the unit.

Our buddies over at Code Switch have a great feature on the Hellfighters (who still exist today) and the new book — check it out here.