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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

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Nick Fish goes to Washington

“We are a nation that remembers its heroes.”

President Barack Obama ~ June 2, 2015


Yesterday, Nick was honored to attend the Medal of Honor ceremony for Sgt. Henry Johnson at the White House.


Johnson was a member of the famed 369th Infantry Regiment, known as the “Harlem Hellfighters.” Nick’s grandfather, Hamilton Fish, was a Captain in the regiment.


Nick was joined by The Skanner publisher Bernie Foster, and George Hocker, Nick’s former Public Advocate.


It took nearly a century to properly recognize Sgt. Henry Johnson for his extraordinary heroism during WWI, but as President Obama said in his remarks, “it’s never too late to say ‘thank you.’”


Special thanks to Senator Ron Wyden for helping ensure justice for Sgt. Johnson.

Photos from the Medal of Honor Ceremony & Reception

Remarks by the President at Presentation of the Medal of Honor

June 2, 2015

President Obama Awards Medal of Honour to WWI Hero Henry Johnson

Helen Silvis in The Skanner

The Nick Fish connection to a belated Medal of Honor

KGW News

Setting things right is its own award: Editorial 

The Oregonian Editorial Board

WWI hero to receive posthumous Medal of Honor after push from Oregon politicians, newspaper

Jim Ryan in The Oregonian

President to Award Medal of Honor to Sgt Henry Lincoln Johnson

Helen Silvis in The Skanner