ORIGINAL - WW1 US ARMY AFRICAN AMERICAN 24th INFANTRY BUFFALO SOLDIER with the PUNITIVE EXPEDITION IN MEXICO PHOTO POSTCARD RPPC c1918. WW1 US ARMY AFRICAN AMERICAN CORPORAL FRANK L. BARTON OF THE 24th INFANTRY BLACK REGIMENT KNOWN AS A BUFFALO SOLDIER WITH GENERAL PERSHING'S PUNITIVE EXPEDITION IN MEXICO TO FIGHT PANCHO VILLAS PHOTO POSTCARD RPPC.
NOTE THE CORPORALS STRIPES AND U. ARMY RIFLE SHARPSHOOTERS MEDAL PINNED TO HIS SUMMER WEIGHT M1912 TUNIC ALONG WITH COLLAR DISKS AND HIS U. MEXICO BORDER SERVICE MEDAL RIBBON BAR (NEXT TO HIS SHARPSHOOTERS MEDAL).PERIOD ID'd FROM COLUMBUS NEW MEXICO HEADQUARTERS AT CAMP FURLONG. THE UNIT OPERATED ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BORDER. DURING THE SUMMER OF 1917, SOLDIERS OF THE THIRD BATTALION THAT WERE SENT TO HOUSTON'S CAMP LOGAN BECAME INVOLVED IN WHAT IS KNOWN AS THE HOUSTON MUTINY AND RIOT.
51 SOLDIERS WERE SENT TO LIFE IN PRISON. 13 MEN WERE HANGED AT DAWN ON DECEMBER 10,1917 AND 6 MORE WERE HANGED IN SEPTEMBER 1918.
United States declared war on Germany in 1917, the third Battalion of the 24th Infantry Regiment was sent to the new Camp Logan in Houston. The citizens of Houston were opposed to the African-American unit being stationed there. Soldiers did not like having "Jim Crow" codes enforced upon them. This led to several clashes between Houston Police, civilians and soldiers of the 24th Infantry.
Ultimately the unrest led to an all-out riot in the streets of Houston and. Despite severe rainstorms during the riots, over 200 expert. Eyewitness testified against all the soldiers involved. PERIOD ID'd IN FOUNTAIN PEN ON THE REVERSE. VERY GOOD FOCUS AND CONTRAST.
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