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362nd Infantry

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On the outside wall of the church, at the front north corner. Plaque A small bronze plaque with English text is mounted on the church wall and honors the 362nd Infantry Regiment and their advance here on 29 September 1918.

Monument Text:

The 362nd US Infantry during the great offensive which began September 26, 1918 took Gesnes and the ridge beyond on September 29, 1918 and were the first troops to reach the American Army objective. In spite of severe losses this Regiment held the ground gained until ordered to withdraw by higher authority because it was so far in advance of the troops on its right and left.



362nd Infantry Regiment, 91st Division

United States Army