Taking a Look at Eugene Jacques Bullard

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Where he is from
Eugene Jacques Bullard was born October 9th 1895 in Columbus, Georgia. He was nicknamed “The Black Swallow of Death”. He was one of 10 children. His father was William O, Bullard nicknamed “Big Chief Ox”, and his mother was Josephine Thomas. She was a Creek Indian. He went to school at Twenty-Eight Street School from 1901 to 1906 where he learned to read and write. As a teenager Eugene hid on a ship headed towards Scotland because he was trying to get away from racism. Bullard arrived at Aberdeen before making his way south to Glasgow. Eugen became a boxer in Paris and also worked in a music hall. When he visited Paris he decided to live in France. When World War 1 first started Eugene decided to join the war. he enlisted on October 19, 1914 in the 1st Regiment of Foreign Legion
Throughout Eugene Bullard’s career in the air force, he got awords like Légion d'honneur, Médaille militaire, Croix de Guerre, Croix de Guerre, Croix du combattant volontaire 1914-1918,
Insigne des blessés militaires Médaille Interalliée 1914–1918, Médaille commémorative de la guerre 1914-1918, Médaille commémorative de la guerre 1939–1945, and the Insignia for the Military Wounded.

French Foreign Legion
Eugene Bullard served in the French Foreign Legion from 1914 to 1919.he also served in 1940. He was a machine gunner; Bullard was in a battle on the Somme front in Picardy, during May and June of 1915 at Artois. Also in the fall that same year Eugene Bullard took

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