DC Doughboys of WWI

DC Doughboys of WWI
First Lieutenants A. Maurice Curtis, Arthur L. Curtis, and Merrill H.Curtis, sons of Dr. and Mrs. A.M. Curtis of Washington, DC.

Quick! Contact the DC Historical Society (RSVP@historydc.org or 202-383-1828) and RSVP so you can attend this afternoon’s program, Forgotten Soldiers: The District’s Black Doughboys of WWI, 2 PM to 4 PM. Space is limited, but what better way to observe Veteran’s Day. November 11th was originally known as Armistice Day, marking the end of hostilities in the Great War (World War I) in 1918.

Gretchen Roberts-Shorter will read excerpts from the unique war diary of her uncle, Dr. Roy Plummer, and historian C. R. Gibbs will discuss the First Separate Battalion, District of Columbia National Guard, awarded the Croix de Guerre for distinguished gallantry in action.

Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
801 K Street, NW (at Mount Vernon Square)
Washington, DC 20001


(Information on the First Separate Battalion may also be found in E.J. Scott’s The American Negro in the World War.)

More November events are listed in the Historical Society of Washington, DC newsletter.

Historical Society of Washington website

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