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Welcome Home: 1919

1919. "U.S. Army -- return of soldiers to Washington, D.C." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

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Smiles

I love the smile on the guy on the far left in front. It appears he is looking right at the woman in front of him. Great photo.

Not so fast, soldier

Because the long-time-no-sweet-hugs lads are just kind of hanging around the exits and windows instead of diving into the crowd of damsels outside, my bet is this is only a brief stop in D.C., rather than the end of their journey. Also there is no duffel or personal gear in sight. I see someone has ripped something to shreds, perhaps a Dear Johnny letter she changed her mind about.

Over Here

Looks like the troops figured out what they were fighting for over there was over here.

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