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Re: California Military Trail Blazers

There have been several names given the writer since this chapter was completed with the officer's list. They are names first of a company of pioneer days namely L' Overture Guards, Captain R. J. Fletcher; First Lieut. Jos. Harris; Second Lient. C. W. Whitfield; Secretary, W. J. Sims; Treasurer, T. M. Waters; Financial Secretary, J. T. Abrams.

The following names are of men who won commissions in the First Separate Training Camp for Negro Officers and are now serving with the National Army in France: Captain W. Bruce Williams, of Pasadena; he was the ranking Non-Commissioned Officer of the whole United States Army, Sergeant-Major of the 24th Infantry when he entered the Separate Training Camp, at Fort Des Moines, Iowa; he graduated with the rank of Captain; Dennis G. Mathews, First Lieutenant 350th Machine Gun Company; Jesse Kimbrough, First Lieutenant 365th Infantry; Dr. Leonard Stovall, First Lieusnant Medical Reserve Corps; Joumer White, First Lieutenant 367th Infantry; Dr. Caudin Ballard, First Lieutenant Medical Reserve Corps. These men are all from Los Lngeles. There are a number from San Franeiseo who made commissions. First Lieumant Alberger, First Lieutenant Leonard Riehardson, Captain Grasty, Captain Spar Diekey, First Lieutenant Leon Marsh and Chaplain Robson and Sergeant Gray of Los Angeles.

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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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