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This Coat of Arms signifies the 13th Field Artillery. A coat of arms is a heraldic emblem associated with units in the US Army. Each regiment and separate table of organization and equipment battalion of the US Army is authorized a coat of arms to be displayed on the organization's flag, called the "colors." This coat of arms usually forms the basis for the unit's distinctive unit insignia, the emblem worn by all members of the unit on their service uniforms. The official mottoes and/or Special Designations are also included in the coat of arms. Captain Hughes labeled this photo as a 1st draft. He did not date it. James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Michael and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actually fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. James Clark Hughes was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1888, and served in the Mexican Border Conflict, World War I, and World War II. He used an autographic camera to take pictures of friends, family, and places in the United States and Europe during World War I. 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: [Date Unknown]

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Item Number: 314956
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 364A
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314956

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