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Unknown [African American Soldier looking under the hood of a fuel truck]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09612.01 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Germany Type: Photograph Date: 1961 Pagination: 1 Photograph : b&w ; 18 x 12.9 cm.

A photograph of an African American soldier looking under the hood of a fuel truck. The truck is marked as belonging to the 3rd division 13th Calvary.

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