Loosely placed inside my Uncle’s [Henry Hodge] scrapbook I found an interesting photo of men on horseback. I had seen this picture before, but thought it must have been taken at a racetrack, as the “Day of the Races.” I continued turning the pages while looking at all the photo’s inside; then I put the scrapbook away for a few weeks.
Now that I am beginning to scan the photos of Henry’s scrapbook, I came across this picture again, and upon further viewing, I noticed that the men in the photo were in military uniform. Since my Uncle was in the next room, I decided I would inquire about the photo.
|Mack Taylor & Other Army personnel training horses for Combat
Henry Hodge Photo Collection
My Uncle stated that his friend Mack Taylor, from St. Louis, Missouri joined the army right out of high school, and he serving post WWII in the Black Calvary, training horses for Combat before mechanism. In 1946 & 1947 African American’s could not join the Marines. The military was still segregated. The post and the location of this picture is currently unknown due to my Uncle’s memory, but as soon as he remembers, I will add.
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