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Re: 1st Sgt. James H. Green, 24th Regt., Co, G. Bu
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Let me close with a quick example from my own research. A while back I dealt with a gentleman who said his grandfather had served in the l0th Cav in Cuba during the Spanish American War. He was sure that grand dad had headed up that grassy slope with regimental comrades side by side with T.R. and his cowboy soldiers. Great story, great family legend, great personal belief. Unfortunately the facts got in the way. Check of service record showed this fellow did indeed serve in the l0th in l898; record further showed that he made it all the way to Tampa, Fla. But that is as far as he got. Surviving medical records show he came down with a severe case of the green apple two step, was confined to a bed at a military hospital stateside, and never went up against the Dons in Cuba.
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