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From the Garvin Fouse, Sr. Collection (1893-1983)


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Image of a man dressed in a World War I uniform. The image is the original oval bubble frame studio portrait of Garvin Fouse, Sr. It was made in Brownsville, Tennessee after his discharge from Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. Mr. Fouse, Sr. served in France in the battles of Argonne Forest, Verdun, was wounded in battle, was at one time missing in action, and received the Purple Heart.; The second and third images are of Mr. Fouse, Sr.'s Honorable Discharge and Enlistment records from the United States Army. The honorable discharge document is from 1919 and the enlistment document is from 1917.; The last image is of Mr. Fouse, Sr. taken at the Hooks Bros. Studio in Memphis, Tennessee in the 1950s.


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Fouse, Garvin, Sr, 1893-1983; African American soldiers; World War, 1914-1918