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Oise-Aisne Seringes Nesles American Cemetery

seringes_et_nesles_oise_aisne_jc_gutner_2008_08.jpgThe Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial in France contains the remains of 6,012 American war dead, most of whom lost their lives while fighting in this vicinity in 1918 during the First World War. Their headstones, aligned in long rows on the 36.5-acre site, rise in a gentle slope from the entrance to the memorial at the far end. The burial area... (More on AMBC web site)


Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and memorial

Covering 130.5 acres, the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorials rest the largest number of American military dead in Europe, with a total of 14,246. Most of those buried here lost their lives during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive of World War I.
The immense array of headstones rises in long regular rows upward beyond a wide central pool to the chapel that crowns the ridge. A beautiful bronze screen separates the chapel foyer from the interior, which is decorated with stained-glass windows portraying American unit insignia; behind the altar are flags of the principal Allied nations.


Chateau Thierry American Monument

american_memorial_chateau-thierry_jc_gutner_2008_19.jpgThe World War I Chateau-Thierry American Monument is located on a hill two miles west of Chateau-Thierry, France. It commands a wide view of the valley of the Marne River. It is about 54 miles east of Paris, four and a half miles southeast of our Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial and 17 miles southwest of our Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial. It commemorates the achievements of the American forces that fought in this region in World War I. At the nearby cemeteries rest those Americans who gave their lives in the service of their country. Two stone pylons mark the entrance from Highway N-3 running from Paris to Chateau-Thierry.


Fountain Quentin Roosevelt in Chamery
quentin_roosevelt_chamery _jc_gutner-2008_03.jpgLieutenant Quentin Roosevelt, a pilot with the 95th “Kicking Mule” Aero Squadron of the 1st Pursuit Group, was a natural leader. The youngest son of President Theodore Roosevelt, Quentin was often described as the child most like his father. When he was killed in action on July 14, 1918, he was just 20 years old. 
Aisne-Marne Belleau Wood 2008

belleau_comemoration_jc_gutner_2008-23.jpgThe united States and France fraternally commemorate the anniversary of the battles at Belleau Wood, who take place ninety years ago.
On June 6, 1918, the 4th Brigade of the Marine Corps, commanded by General James J. Harbord, received the order to retake Belleau Wood, launched three extremely violent attacks that utterly stopped the Germans troops that were less than 90 kilometers from Paris. During the battles, the Marines show the highest qualities of heroism, courage and tenacity.
The price of victory bought by Marines blood was heavy : on June 6, 1.087 Marines were killed or wounded, far more than the Corps had know since its creation in 1775, during the three week of combats, losses reached almost 5,200 men, more than half of the Marines Brigade.
The sacrifice of these men, ninety years ago sealed in blood the unshakeable ties that bind these countries

Were present to honorate theirs memories:

  • The Honorable Craig R. Stapleton, Ambassador of the United States of America to France.
  • General James Conway, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, Headquarters, US.M.C.
  • General Elrick Irastrorza, Major general “Armée de Terre”.
  • Miss Monique Benier, Mayor of Belleau

and other personality.


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