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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Oran Woody

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  1. I just read an entry in the WW I section about the Mexican Expedition and it mentions the entry parade into Paris by the recently arrived U.S. Army. You might have scored a double with this picture. It could well be from that parade. Something that leads me to believe that this picture is from that time is that the individual appears slightly thicker in the waist than Pershing did during his time in Mexico. That's logical since he would have been eating a little more regularly while training and playing the political circuit than he did while out in the field.
  2. If it isn't him, it's his twin. I went into the stock pictures and saw several that show him on horseback from a quartering angle. The rider here also has the general grade blanket extension in front of the saddle. Those displayed the rank. I can't see the rank on this one so can't be sure. My guess is that you got really lucky here. Congratulations.
  3. I'd forgotten that the Smiths were from England... and then also slipped up and inserted the Sullivans. They were lost in WWII. I knew that, but since this is the first time that I have been here in the forum, didn't think about the fact that this is the WWI topic area. Sorry. Here is a good write up about families in England that lost several members during the war. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-one/10652020/First-World-War-Losing-one-child-in-war-is-a-terrible-thing-so-just-imagine-losing-five.html
  4. Chances are that they were the only family in the U.S. like that. There were just not very many that had six that served and fortunately, if they did, most of them got back home. If one considers other countries where almost all of the young men of that age group served, there may have been quite a few. It's just that loosing such a big percentage takes a special set of circumstances.
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