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Two Bits: 1940

Two Bits: 1940

December 1940. "Negro soldiers. Columbus, Georgia." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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24th Infantry Regiment

An all black unit founded in 1869 and participated in combat in numerous wars. The motto "San Juan" on the unit insignia on the hat and lapels commemorates the regiment's participation in capturing San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War. They were utilized at the Infantry School at Fort Benning when this picture was taken and then later fought in the Pacific. Still in existence, although obviously no longer a segregated unit.

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