My Uncle Floyd Thurman was born in Talihina, OK, his mother was Susan Thurman and fathe Lewis Thurman. He is listed as race White. My uncle was African American. I was at his funeral and burial at FT Smith, AR national Cemetery. His sister Almeta Thurman Jackson and my mother Mabel Thurman McClendon were his immediate family. I have census records and a death record from Rowell Funeral Home. My grandfather and his father was listed as Mulatto on a census 1920. My uncle Samuel Thurman lived in Seattle Washington, so I can concieve of him enlisting in Portland Oregon. However the mixed files should still list him as African American.