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United States. Army

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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Bernice E. Payne Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00297
Scope and Contents Approximately 25 letters, 1918-1919, predominately from Bernice Edward Payne, of Roaring Springs, Texas, to his parents, Macon L. and Mattie S. Payne, and sister, Eunice Payne. Bernice Payne, a white man, served in the US Army during World War I. He began his initial training at Camp Travis, Texas as a private in the Quartermaster Corps. After successfully passing his examinations, Payne began to oversee the 322nd Labor Battalion Quartermaster Corps, an all-African American battalion. He was...

World War I Postcard

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00378
Scope and Contents One postcard depicting an American soldier towing a pretzel, a beer stein, sausages, and a dachshund. The caption says "I'll bring you back some souvenirs." The postcard was not sent but does bear the name "Harry Lydie" in pencil on the reverse.