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An unidentified member of the 27th Infantry Regiment wearing the cold weather garb issued to U.S. troops destined for Siberia in 1918.

 

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On 8/16/2020 at 9:33 AM, world war I nerd said:

Private Fred De Sollar (or De Sollor) USMC wearing Army olive drab in France, circa 1918.

Does anybody know what USMC outfit he served in?

 

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Looks like he was in the 95th company in May 1918

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The picture is of my Great Uncle Paul B. Withrow at Camp Lee, VA May, 1918.  He was married to my Great Aunt Margaret Ulrich (on my mother's side).

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Cote_1918

I read that the RI volunteer unit had a lot of deaths from dysentery, as well as a lot of deserters.  

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Keeping the conversation going, this is one of my favorites.  Wounded men posing with their Ward Nurse.  Note the interesting convalescent slippers. The fellow marked in back was in Company D 361st Infantry, 91st Division and wounded in the right thigh (probably why he's somewhat propped up in the back).  Most likely taken in November or December at Base Hospital 6 at Bordeaux - the nurses there were called the "Bordeaux belle's".

 

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aerialbridge

Span Am, Indian Wars, Phil Insurrection & WWI, variously, multiple wars and years of service, the three Moran brothers, sons of a Civil War vet,  and an unidentified Span Am trooper.

 

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Infantry Company, Gear and Equipment Inspection SPANAM

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jprostak

Posting 1274 are New York State Troops.  They are identifiable by the piping on the collars.  Also the haversacks are are regiment and company marked with the soldier number in the lower left corner, a trait of most NYNG marked item during this period.  The NYS haversacks have an attached leather strap unlike the 1878 haversack with the detachable strap.  There appear to be Merriam packs under the attached canteens, ponchos and blankets.  

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Cote_1918

Everyone had great hair then.

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1 hour ago, Cote_1918 said:

Everyone had great hair then.

 

Well, not everyone...🤣

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Cote_1918
On 4/30/2021 at 11:59 AM, AustinO said:

 

Well, not everyone...🤣

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Got me there...

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scottiques

Just got this one in-- a 332nd Triple Patched soldier

 

I wasn't familiar with the triple patches until I saw this.

 

Housed in trifold by Robinson Studio of Alliance, Ohio.

 

Scott

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Nice one Scott!  

 

I picked up a crisp 332nd double patched last year, but unfortunately a grubby thumbprint over the Lion of St Mark patch! 

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On 5/10/2021 at 1:03 PM, AustinO said:

Nice one Scott!  

 

I picked up a crisp 332nd double patched last year, but unfortunately a grubby thumbprint over the Lion of St Mark patch! 

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Nice that yours has the Regimental collar brass-- mine is just crossed rifles and Company letter.

 

Scott

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I started a colorization of a photo, will post also when done but here it is so far. Its my first time doing it so its a little rough.

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US Army Marching Band Leader wearing tropical uniform with Baton

US 2nd Infantry Regiment, Fort Shafter, T.H., 1912 Honolulu Military Parade

 

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