|"True Sons of Freedom." by Charles Gustrine, 1918.|
Front page of Washington Times on March 10th, 1919
One of the folks who enlisted was private James M. White who served in the 372nd Infantry Regiment of the 93rd Infantry, an African American division serving alongside the French Army in World War I.
James White brought a puppy with him. Named "Sergeant Helen Kaiser," she deployed with her owner to Europe, and was the first dog to enter enemy territory, having already survived a mustard gas attack and shrapnel injuries, and been awarded two Croix de Guerre for her service.
Sergeant Helen Kaiser and owner survived it all, and returned to live a peaceful life back in Washington, D.C. at 1525 Marion St. N.W. in the Shaw neighborhood.
|Member of the 372nd Infantry Regiment of the 93rd Infantry|