It was the first day of August 1943, and U.S. Army Pvt. Robert Bandy was on leave from his post in Jersey City. Bandy was standing with his mother in the lobby of the Braddock Hotel in Harlem when a scuffle broke out between a black woman and a white police officer. Bandy jumped in to help, only to be thanked with a bullet wound in the shoulder thanks to the officer.
By JOSEPH KONIG | 6/30/19