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Lt. Walter B. Smith

By Charles F. Bretzman


Distinguished Army general, diplomat, and author later in life, Lt. Walter Bedell Smith is seen here in his army uniform during World War I. He joined the Indiana National Guard in 1910, attended Officer Candidate Training Camp at Ft. Benjamin Harrison in 1917, and served as a lieutenant in France. He was a native of Indianapolis and lived at 2001 Broadway. According to the Bretzman customer card he was in the 2nd Infantry and was stationed at Camp Sherman, in Chillicothe, Ohio.This image is a preservation copy made from an unstable original nitrate negative. The image is part of Series III

Topics: Portrait photographs; Soldiers; Military officers; Military personnel; Military uniforms; World War, 1914-1918--Indiana--Indianapolis
Publisher: Indiana Historical Society
Year: 1918
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