Captain Gus Welch, 1918

The headline reads: Indian Officer in Army

The caption reads: CAPTAIN "GUS" WELSH

The article reads: "Gus" Welsh, Indian athlete and graduate of Carlisle school, who has been made a captain in the United States, cavalry, is the first Indian to receive this honor. He was an official at the Carlisle school when the war broke out, and received his military training at the first Fort Niagara camp.

This image appears in the Bookford Republic published in Bookford, Illinois on June 14, 1918.

Time Period
RG 75, Series 1327, box 133, folder 5234