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Driver seated in truck parked on city street. The driver is wearing a National Guard uniform. The reference to "A" could mean it belongs to Battery A of the Kansas National Guard. James Clark Hughes was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1888, and served in the Mexican Border Conflict, World War I, and World War II. During the latter conflict, he commanded a Philippine regiment (Filipino soldiers led by American officers), which surrendered in 1942 on the Bataan peninsula. Hughes spent the next 41 months in various Japanese P.O.W. camps. He was liberated by Russian forces at Camp Hoten, Manchuria, in 1945. Hughes died in 1964 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: July 1917

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Item Number: 314459
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 19A
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314459

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