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Theodore Milton Sullivan posing in his army uniform

view Theodore Milton Sullivan posing in his army uniform digital asset number 1
Physical description:
1 photographic print: black and white, 4.875 x 3.625 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 army in 1917, during World War I. Sullivan served in the 372nd Infantry Regiment, Company L, Sixth Infantry of Massachusetts. He spent two years fighting in Europe 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
World War, 1914-1918--African Americans
Local number:
ACMA PH2005.7002.045
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu
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Sullivan family papers 1860-1994 bulk 1920-1960
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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