The US Military on Guard of Armenian Orphans – 1919

The US Military on Guard of Armenian Orphans

By order of US President Woodrow Wilson, the US military was engaged in organizing the protection of Armenian orphans during the Armenian Genocide, as well as the delivery of humanitarian aid and other vital issues.

During this period, the US government and private organizations allocated colossal funds to build orphanages for tens of thousands of Armenian orphans.

The largest of the children’s homes was located in Alexandropol (Gyumri). 5,000 children lived there.

On the photo below are American generals James Harbor, George Moseley, and an American army officer Harutyun Khachaturian

Photos from the National Archives of the United States

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