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Found an interesting item on a Span Am Camp

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I found this item on a Spanish American War camp. This particular camp has a fascinating history -- this was a "colored unit" that got into a very well publicized series of racially charged incidents and violence with other units. These events made the front page of the NY Times, papers nationwide, and even in England.

 

I've obscured the name while I research the individual here in this picture, so that funny looking spot in the middle is where the soldier's name is.

 

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Great find, why hide the name ? Im sure others here would be more then willing to help here with your research! That is what this community is about!


Please Remember the Following Service Members who have passed on!

 

Manley S Webb- 1925-2006 US Navy WW2

James W Boutilier - 1921-1983 US Navy Seabees WW2

Russell W Haight - 1876-1953 Spanish American War, Cuban Pacification, Mexican Border War NYNG

Lt Colonel William H Warren 1921-2014 USAF

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Great find, why hide the name ? Im sure others here would be more then willing to help here with your research! That is what this community is about!

 

 

In short, I had some people on Facebook get overzealous about 'finding the family' or even trying to claim they were family when clearly they were not. I mean one guy had zero relation other than the same last name and had no black lineage at all. So I decided to obscure the name. Most of those people were trying to just claim the relic I think. lol

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Good ol' fashioned Facebook.....


-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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