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First three fallen

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Details:

Temporarily in the courtyard in front of the town hall.  To be moved to the actual site where the soldiers fell.  Monument A stone stele made of the local reddish sandstone (Greys des Vosges) on which is mounted a black granite plaque with gold leaf inscription in French.  Dedicated on 4 November 2017.

Monument Text:

1917  2017

La Lorraine aux Etats Unis
Premiere Division d'Infanterie US
16th RI Compagnie F
C'est ici que sont tombes le 3 Novembre 1917 les trois premieres soldats du corps expeditionnaire Americain
James Bethel d'Evansville Indiana
Merle David Hay de Glidden Iowa
Thomas Francis Enright de Pittsburgh Pennsylvanie

ENGLISH TRANSLATION:
From Lorraine to the United States
First Infantry Divison
16th Infantry Regiment Company F
The first three soldiers of the Allied Expeditionary Force fell here on 3 November 1917
James Bethel of Evansville Indiana
Merle David Hay of Glidden Iowa
Thomas Francis Enright of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Commemorates:

People:

Thomas Francis Enright

James Bethel Gresham

Merle David Hay

Units:

16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division

United States Army

Wars:

WWI

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