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American Volunteer Monument

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Inside the Thomas Jefferson Square. About 50 m south of the Washington and Lafayette Monument. Monument This statue was dedicated by the President of the French Council of State Raymond Poincare on July 4 1923 to the Americans who had volunteered to fight in World War I. It features a bronze statue on a plinth and was inspired by the soldier and poet Alan Seeger. Inscribed on the back of the plinth is Seeger's name along the 23 others from the French Foreign Legion. Two excerpts from Seeger's Ode to Memory of the American Volunteers Fallen For France are also found on both sides of the statue.

Monument Text:

HAIL BROTHERS AND FAREWELL YOU ARE 
                          TWICE BLEST BRAVE HEARTS 
   DOUBLE YOUR GLORY IS WHO PERISHED
                                                                         THUS 
       FOR YOU HAVE DIED FOR FRANCE AND 
                                                    VINDICATED US 
                                                       ALAN SEEGER

    SALUT FRERES! ADIEU! GRANDS MORTS
                                               DEUX FOIS MERCI! 
 DOUBLE A JAMAIS EST VOTRE GLOIRE 
D'ETRE MORTS POUR LA FRANCE ET D'ETRE 
                                                           MORTS AUSSI! 
POUR L'HONNEUR DE NOTRE MEMOIRE 
                                    TRAD ANDRE RIVOIRE

YET SOUGHT THEY NEITHER RECOMPENSE
NOR TO BE MENTIONED IN ANOTHER DEATH
THAN THEIR BLUE-COATED COMRADES WHOSE
GREAT DAYS
IT WAS THEIR PRIDE TO SHARE BY SHARE
EVEN TO THE DEATH
                                                       ALAN SEEGER


VIVE FRANCE TOUJOURS 


1939 - 1945
 à la mémoire de 
Alan H. MUHR et Burnham ROBINSON 
DE LA SECTION SANITAIRE DES VOLONTAIRES AMERICAINS 
et George AUBREY CHEF DUN GROUPE 
DE RESISTANTS A VICHY

English Translation: 

in memory of
Alan H. MUHR and Burnham ROBINSON
SECTION AMERICAN HEALTH VOLUNTEERS
and George AUBREY GROUP LEADER
OF THE RESISTANT OF VICHY


(List of names)

LEGION ENTRAGERE

AGOSTINE GUY

BEMING JOHN

CLAIR FRANK

CAP DE VIELLE FRERDINAND

CHARTON JOHN

DIMITRI JAMES PAUL*

FARNSWORTH HENRY

FIK JOHN EARLE **

HALL HARMAN

HOFFECKER CHARLES

JANZ JACK

KELLY RUSSELL

MICHAUD WILFRED

MEYER GEORGE

NOCK IVAN FINNEY

PHELIZOT RENE

PARINGFIELD WILLIAM

STONE EDMUND MANDEL

SEEGER ALAN

SCANLAN LAWRENCE

WEEKS KENNETH

WHITMORE FRANK

WHEELER DAVID EVERETT

DINSMORE ELY

 

ESCADRILLE LAFAYETTE

ASH ALAN

NEWTON

BARCLAY NORMAN

BAUGHAM HENRY

BAYNE ALEXANDER

BAYLIES FRANK

BENNEY PHILIPS

BIDDLE JULIAN CORNELL

BLUETHENTHAL ARTHUR

BOOTH VERNON

CAMPELL COURTNEY

CHAPNAN CHARLES

CHADWICK OLIVIER

CHAPNAW VICTOR

CHAMBERLAND

CLAPP ROGER

DAVIS PHILIP

DREW SIDNEY

DOWD DENNIS

DOWD MEREDITH

EDGAR STUART E

FOWLER ERIC ANDERSON

GENET EDMOND CHARLES CLINTON

GRIEB NORMAN

GUNDELACH ANDRE

HANFORD ROBERT

ELY DINSMORE

 

AMERICAN FIELD SERVICE

EMMERSON KEY BOND JR.

KURTZ PAUL BORDA

MACKENZIE GORDON KENNETH

ROGERS RANDOLF

GRAHAM JOHN RALSTON

BURR CARLETON

ROBERTSON MALCOM TROOP

HOUSTON HENRY HOWARD

HOLLISTER GEORGE MERRICK

FERGUSON DANSWORTH BROOKS

FISKE CHARLES HENRY

BUCKLER LEON HAMLIN

WESCOTT JOHN HOWELL JR.

CULBERTSON TINGLE WOODS

FORBUSH FERDERIC MOORE

POTTER WILLIAM CLARKSON

BEANE JAMES DUDLEY

 

ESCADRILLE LAFAYETTE

HOBBS

HOSKIER DONALD W.

JOHNSON HARRY

DE KRUIFF THEODORE

LEE SCHUYLER

LEHR MANDERSON

LOUGHRAN EDWARD

LUFBERRY RAOUL

MAC MONAGLE DOUGLAS

MC CONNEL JAMES

COLLINS PHELPS

MEEKER WILLIAM M

NICHOLS ALAN HAMMOND

OVINGTON CARTER LANDRAM

PALMER HENRY BREWSTER

PAVELKA PAUL

PELTON ALFRED DIGBY

PETERSON DAVID MC KELVEY

PUTNAM DAVID

PRINCE NORMAN

ROCKWELL KIFFIN YATES

STARRETT FRANK E.

STONE DONALD E.

SPENCER DUMARESO

TAILER WILLIAM H

TAYLOR ELMER B

MILLER WALTER

HOBBS WARREN

DINSMORE ELY

TERRES HUGH

TRINKARD CHARLES

TUCKER DUDLEY

TYSON STEPHEN

WALCOTT BENJAMIN

WOOLWARD HENRY HOUSTON

WINTER WALLACE

WLISON JOSEPH VOLNEY

MCKERNES WILLIAM

 

AMERICAN

FIELD SERVICE

 

BALBIANI ROGER MARIE-LOUIS

BIGELOW DONALD

CRAIG HARRY WORTHINGTON

CRAIG HARMON BUSHNEL

CLARK COLEMAN TILLSTON

DU BOUCHET CHARLES VIVIAN

HALL RICHARD MELVILLE

KELLEY EDWARD JOSEPH

LINES HOWARD CURGHARD

RHINELANDER PHILIP NEWBOLD

SORTWELL EDWARD CARTER

SUCKLEY HENRY ECLINTON MONGOMERY

WOODWARTH BENJAMIN RUSSEL

TABER ARTHUR RICHMOND

TINKHAM EDWARD LOUIS

ILLICH JERRY

Notes:

* Actual name is Demetre, James Paul

** Fike, John Earl.  Served under the name John Smith

Commemorates:

People:

1  2  3  Next

Guy (Guido Hector) Agostini

Alan Newton "Skinny" Ash

George A. Aubrey

Roger Marie Louis Balbiani

Lief Norman Barclay

James Henry Baugham

Frank Leaman Baylies

James Alexander Bayne

James Beane

Phillip Phillips Benney

Julian Cornell Biddle

Donald Asa Bigelow

Arthur "Bluey" Bluethenthal

Vernon (William) Jr. Booth

Leon Hamlim Buckler

Carleton Burr

Andrew Courtney, Jr. Campbell

Ferdinand "Cap" Cap de Vielle

Olivier Moulton Chadwick

Cyrus Foss Chamberlain

Charles Wesley Jr. "Carl" Chapman

John Charton

Frank Clair

Roger Harvey Clapp

Coleman Tillston Clark

Phelps Collins

Harmon Bushnell "Ham" Craig

Philip Washburn Davis

Theodore Adrian De Kruijff

James Paul 'Jimmie Paul' Demetre

John Schuyler (Schila)  Deming

Meredith Loveland Dowd

Sidney Rankin, Jr. Drew

Charles Vivian Du Bouchet

Stuart Emmet Edgar

Dinsmore Ely

William Key Bond, Jr Emerson

Henry Weston Farnsworth

Danforth Brooks Ferguson

John Earl (aka John Smith) Fike

Charles Henry III Fiske

Frederic Moore Forbush

Eric Anderson Fowler

Edmond Charles Clinton Genet

John Ralston Graham

Norman (Henry) Grieb

Andre P. Gundalach

Harman Dunn Hall

Richard Nelville "Dick" Hall

Robert Marshall Hanford

Units:

163rd Aero Squardron

20th Aero Squadron

306th Infantry Regiment 77th Division

94th Aero Squadron 1st Pursuit Group

95th Aero Squadron 1st Pursuit Group

American Field Service

Attached French Air Service

French Foreign Legion

Lafayette Escadrille

U.S. Navy Air Service

Wars:

WWI

WWII

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