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American infantrymen wearing overseas caps

National World War I Museum and Memorial

National World War I Museum and Memorial

Unidentified infantrymen wearing overseas caps.

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 Captain James Simpson, Company I, 816th Pioneer Infantry; Simpson was originally from Higginsville, Missouri

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  • Subject Keywords: World War I

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