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#1 P-59A

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 12:19 AM

I found these two photo's at an estate sale. The photo of the soldier with hat in hand is named on the back "Clarence Smith WW1".  On the back of the other photo is a poem. The first line reads "To our boys and the flag of the 27th Engineers". I searched the muster list of the 27th Engineers and was unable to find Clarence Smith. Did I miss something? On his right shoulder it sure looks like stripes to be, but I am not sure.

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 12:30 AM

The full poem reads, "To Our Boys and The Flag of the 27th Engnineer's. Here's to our boys in blue and to the khaki men too. May their hearts be at light as they fight for the right and to God and man be true. Here's to our flag. The best in the land, It's stars and stripes for victory stand. Retreat and defeat, it never has known, but waves of freedom ever has known. O'er every land, in every zone. High may it wave, O'er our soldier men. To Victory, peace and "home again" By Minnie C.S. Oct. 1918"


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