Contributed by Jeanne ConnellÂ
This is a photo of my grandmother’s brother, Thomas F. Mara, taken in Cuba. He enlisted in the army on 20 June 1899 and served in the 8th Cavalry, Troop M until 8 June 1902. He was thrown from a hay wagon at Fort Riley, Kansas and never fully recovered. He died in 1916 at the age of 38.
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