I have a copy of an old application for a "Colored American Legion Post 171" in Earlington which lists WW I Black veterans eligible as" having served in the military or naval forces of the US between Apr 6, '17 & Nov 11, 1918."
It was to be known as the Robert Hill Post. Application was in 1928.
Frank B Ryan
John L Parks
Eugene C Gruef (?)
Otho H Gooch (resided at 219 Moss)
Rolland Kimbreu (?)
Rufus Bacoti (or Bucote)
Willie Hanes(resided at 110 Moss)
Marchall Maxwell (resided at 314 Oakwood)
John Killens (?)
Mack D Osbond.
I will search for photos of these men. It is the only leads I have had of WW I Black veterans.