Gus Welch and Flowberth W. Richester, 1918

Gus Welch and Flowberth W. Richester, 1918

The headline reads: American Indians with Allies

The article reads: New York Sun: Gus Welsh, at left, is the first American Indian to be made a captain in the United States army. He was a former Carlisle and Dickinson football and athletic star. A feature of the fortieth annual commencement of the Carlisle Indian school was the announcement that Welsh has just been made a cavalry captain. He was an official at the Carlisle school when the war broke out, and received his military training at the first Fort Niagara camp, have been graduated as a second lieutenant. He has been stationed at Camp Meade.

Flowberth W. Richester, at right, was the first Indian aviator to join the Lafayette escadrille.

This image appears in the Des Moines Register published in Des Moines, Iowa on June 18, 1918.

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RG 75, Series 1327, box 133, folder 5234