SC122420 Bayonet Drill

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.

These two sergeants are giving rookies a few pointers in bayonet drill. The regiment has long been famous for its use of this weapon. The instructors are Sergeants Christopher Navarre (left) and John T. Litgraves. African American soldiers.

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Location: Vault
Call No. SC122420