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This is a photograph of Sergeant James Clark Hughes, bugler for the Kansas National Guard. He was born in Topeka in 1888. The timing of his birth, the influence of his military father, General James White Fierson Hughes, and the impact of world politics shaped his life. He began his service as a member of the Kansas National Guard and was sent to the Texas border with the American Expeditionary Forces in 1916. As a member of the U.S. Army he served from 1917 to 1948 and fought in both world wars. He rose in ranks to become a colonel. While serving in World War II, he was captured and served time in a Japanese Prisoner of War camp. Hughes saved many of his belongings from the wars and later donated them to the Kansas Museum of History.

Date: 1905

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Item Number: 315560
Call Number: B Hughes, James C. *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 315560

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