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A news brief by the Associated Press, featuring an image the Sgt. Henry Johnson silver medal 3D sculpt, appeared on news websites across the country on July 31, 2018.

 

Group to tour WWI battlefields where 2 NY heroes fought

 
 Draft of the 3D sculpt for the Ferris Coin Silver round commemorative medal for Sgt. Henry Johnson. The sculpt is based on original artwork by Chris Costello. (Provided)

Draft of the 3D sculpt for the Ferris Coin Silver round commemorative medal for Sgt. Henry Johnson. The sculpt is based on original artwork by Chris Costello. (Provided)

 

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A group that includes a member of the New York Army National Guard will be touring European battlefields where two New Yorkers earned the Medal of Honor a century ago.

National Guard officials say Staff Sgt. Jonell Gittens of the Harlem-based 369th Sustainment Brigade is traveling Wednesday to France with Sgt. William Shemin's descendants to visit battlefields where Shemin and Sgt. Henry Johnson, of Albany, fought in 1918 during World War I.

Both men were posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on the same day in 2015.

Johnson served with the famous "Harlem Hellfighters," while Shemin, who spent most of his life in the Bronx, served in the Army's 4th Division.

The group from the U.S. includes Shemin's daughters, Elsie Shemin-Roth, of St. Louis, and Ina Shemin Bass, of Somers in Westchester County.

Note: Shown above is a video of the obverse 3D sculpt for Ferris Coin Co.'s Sgt. Henry Johnson silver commemorative medal. A "sculpt" is the second step in the process of creating a coin or medal. The sculptor uses the artist's drawing to produce a sculpt, either using plaster or now special design software. To watch an excellent video that explains the 3D sculpt process, click here.


Here is a selection of media outlets that carried the 3D sculpt image of Ferris Coin Co.'s Sgt. Henry Johnson silver commemorative medal:

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