SC122419 2nd Battalion, 25th Infantry, Camp Polk, Louisiana

Author:  U.S. Army Signal Corps
Date: August 1, 1941

Subjects: World War II

Members of the 2nd Battalion, 25th Infantry, (colored regiment) which has served in many wars and at various far flung posts since its organization in 1869, is back again in the deep South. The regiment is divided up in the Louisiana maneuver area, having come from their home station at Fort Huachuca, Arizona and is now stationed at Camp Polk, Louisiana.

This line of soldiers has done 338 years of collective soldiering. Staff Sergeant Oscar Moore (nearest camera) has served 30 years in Uncle Sam’s Army, and the man with the least service is First Sergeant Percy Brackens on the other end of the line. African American soldiers.

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Location: Vault
Call No. SC122419