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Montenegrin soldiers from Colorado

The Minute Men of Montenegro. This group of Montenegrin soldiers, who returned from their jobs in the Colorado mines to help their motherland in the war, came to meet Lieut. Col. Robert E. Olds, American Red Cross Commissioner to Europe, on his recent tour of the Balkan countries. They are the best fighters in the Montenegrin army and go about armed to the teeth rifles, hand grenades, knives and pistols being a part of their equipment. After the armistice these men formed a "Minute Man" Company to resist any attempt of another country to gain control of Montenegro. They also volunteered to act as guards for Red Cross Relief supplies. Note the soldier in the rear, second from the right, has a M91 rifle on his back. These soldiers are likely from the coal mining region of Las Animas county (Southern Colorado)

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