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African Americans in World War I

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ID Card

Image from: Scott, The American Negro in the World War (1919).

All soldiers in the American Expeditionary Force were issued Identification Cards printed in English and French. Each card listed the soldier's name, rank, duty and signature, as well as a photo and an identification number that also appeared on the individual's metal dog tags. This card belonged to Captain Dee Jones of the 366th Infantry, supply detail.

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