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Re: WWI -Herbert Samuel Manns
In Response To: Re: WWI -Herbert Samuel Manns ()

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Thank you Sandra for your response and encouragement!

Take care,



Dear Gail,

: It is entirely possible that your uncle was mistakenly classified
: as white. The same thing happened to my father's first cousin
: during World War II. My dad's cousin did not inform the army of
: their mistake, and he served in a white unit.

: Here's how it could have happened. On the Census he was classified
: as black because the Census enumerator knew that he was black,
: probably knew the family--both the African American and the
: white sides of the family. However, if he joined the army in a
: place other than his home town, the recruiting officer could
: have assumed he was white based on his appearance only. He could
: even have joined in his home town, and the same mistake could
: have occurred if the recruiting officer did not know him.

: Don't let others dissuade you from what you know. It could have
: happened.

: Regards,
: Sandra
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