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5th Infantry Division Stele of Cunel

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The 5th Infantry Division Stele of Cunel is located on the west side of D15 south of Cunel. The monument is surrounded by fields, but two small wooded areas on the opposite (east) side of the road are visible.  Marker

The monument is a concrete pillar that bears the Red Diamond insignia of the 5th Infantry Division. The 5th ID trained with French forces during June 1918 immediately before entering active service. The unit participated in the reduction of the St. Mihiel salient, an important offensive that advanced the front lines, as well as the Meuse-Argonne offensive. This particular monument resides in the Meuse-Argonne sector.

This monument was recently refurbished and repainted thanks to the generous support of Le Souvenir Français and its partners.

Monument Text:

Inscription 1: 
"Flanc gauche de la
9e brigade d'infanterie
américaine, 5e U.S. division,
après la relève de la 80e division
et du bataillon gauche de la 4e division,
les 11 et 12 octobre 1918."

Inscription 2:
"Flanc droit du départ d'attaque de la 5e U.S. division,
le 14 octobre 1918."

English Translation:

Inscription 1:
"The left flank of the 9th American infantry brigade,
5th U.S. division, after the relief of the 80th division
and of the left battalion of the 4th division 
on the 11th and 12th of October 1918."

Inscription 2:
"The right flank at the start 
of the 5th U.S. division's attack on
the 14th of October 1918."



Samuel Woodfill


4th Infantry Division

5th Infantry Division

60th Infantry Regiment

80th Infantry Division

9th Infantry Brigade

United States Army




Meuse-Argonne Offensive