Cap, American Legion, William J. Powell

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    William Powell’s American Legion Cap

    A veteran of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I, William Powell was active in the American Legion.

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Before William J. Powell became interested in aviation he served in a segregated unit of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I. He was gassed by the enemy during the war and suffered from related health problems throughout his life. After the war Powell became an active member of the American Legion, a veterans organization chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919.