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Richard E. Tatum, Sr.

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Richard E. Tatum, Sr. served in World War 1 with the United States Army . The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1918.

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The 810th Pioneer Infantry was a short-lived (September 1918 - December 1918), all black (African-American) Infantry Regiment. He was part of Company D, rank CPL.



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