Theodore Milton Sullivan posing in his army uniform
1 photographic print: black and white, 4.875 x 3.625 in
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 records 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.
The Sullivan Family papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Savina Martin, Dominga Martin and Donna Akiba Sullivan Harper
African American soldiers
World War, 1914-1918--African Americans
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