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2nd Platoon, Company L, 806th Pioneer Regiment

National WWI Museum and Memorial

National WWI Museum and Memorial

Grant McClellan, identified with mark, wrote to his wife "with iron hats and gas masks, that is the way we were to dress when we were fighting."

During World War I, thousands of African American men answered their country's call and joined the armed services. Though segregation policies at the time forced 80% of African American servicemen into labor or support roles, the 92nd and 93rd Infantry Divisions saw fierce combat in Europe.

From the service of Private Grant McClellan, Company L, 806th Pioneer Infantry, AEF

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  • Title: 2nd Platoon, Company L, 806th Pioneer Regiment
  • Subject Keywords: World War I

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