A Brief Look at African American Soldiers in the Great War

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Major J.R. White, Lieutenant Colonel Otis B. Duncan (the highest ranking black officer in WWI), and Lieutenant W.J. Warfield of the 369th (NY) and 370th (IL) return home in February 1919. All three officers received decorations from both the French and the United States. Note the men of the 93rd now wore the British trench helmet worn by the rest of the AEF. Local Identifier, 165-WW-127-9.

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