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Ada Young with unidentified friends photograph
Description: This is a photograph of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Young's wife, Ada Young, with two unidentified women. Charles Young was the first African American to reach the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Army and, at the time of his death in 1922, was the highest-ranking African American officer in the Army. He is known for having been forced into retirement due to health concerns before the start of World War I and later riding from Wilberforce, Ohio, to Washington, D.C. to prove his physical fitness for duty. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: NAM_MSS2_B04F05_G
Subjects: African American women; Young, Charles, 1864-1922.; Military officers; World War I, 1914-1918; African American soldiers
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