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The 15 U.S. Army Officers who served as the first Diplomatic Couriers. They were assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France in 1918. Courier founder, Major Amos J. Peaslee (center) is flanked by the first group of couriers. The U.S. Army’s Silver Greyhounds were assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Paris in 1918 as part of the Delegation to Negotiate Peace, becoming the first dedicated group of diplomatic couriers in U.S. history. (U.S. Department of State photo)

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