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First three fallen

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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

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



Thomas Francis Enright

James Bethel Gresham

Merle David Hay


16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division

United States Army



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