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Portrait of World War I soldier, Theodore Milton Sullivan

Object Details

Scope and Contents
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.
Date
circa 1918
Extent
1 Item (photographic print , gelatin silver, 5.375 x 3.375 in.)
Type
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Topic
African American military personnel
Portraits
World War, 1914-1918 -- African Americans
Place
Boston (Mass.)
United States
Culture
African American
Collection Rights
The Sullivan Family papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation
The Sullivan Family papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Savina Martin, Dominga Martin and Donna Akiba Sullivan Harper.
Identifier
ACMA.06-035, Item ACMA PH2005.7002.046
Portrait of World War I soldier, Theodore Milton Sullivan
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