|visible his branch of service disk is in shadow so it is uncertain if he was an infantryman, artilleryman or a member of
another branch of the army. He wears a doubled bar marksman badge as well as a campaign medal ribbon. This ribbon
appears to that of the 1898 Spanish Campaign Medal Type 2 which had two dark blue stripes on a yellow background.
He wears a late issue version of the U.S. tropical service helmet which was always very unpopular with U.S. troops. The
earliest versions were first issued in the 1880's and they remained in use up until around the beginning of World War
One. It could be due to this unpopularity that few people today even know that these helmets were in fact issued to U.S.
troops at all let alone for over 30 years.
In addition to this NCO's uniform, the building and cactus plant indicate a tropical local which unfortunately like his name
will probably remain unknown.
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