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Portrait of World War I soldier, Theodore Milton Sullivan

view Portrait of World War I soldier, Theodore Milton Sullivan digital asset number 1
Physical description:
1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 5.375 x 3.375 in
Culture:
African American
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Boston (Mass.)
United States
Date:
1918
Summary:
Theodore M. Sullivan began his family's military tradition by enlisting in the military on March 28, 1917, during World War I. Sullivan served in the 372nd Infantry Regiment, Company L, Sixth Infantry of Massachusetts. His military record indicates that he was involved in the Battle at Verdun, France before being honorably discharged at the end of the conflict. In the early 1930s Theodore was awarded the Purple Heart by United States Secretary of War George Dern for eleven different wounds sustained in 1918.
Cite as:
The Sullivan Family papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Savina Martin, Dominga Martin and Donna Akiba Sullivan Harper
Topic:
African American soldiers
Portraits
World War, 1914-1918--African Americans
Local number:
ACMA PH2005.7002.046
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Sullivan family papers 1860-1994 bulk 1920-1960
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_289974

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