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boisbelleau

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    Easton, Pennsylvania
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    Battle of Belleau Wood, with emphasis on photographs, postcards and books.<br />MOH and DSC winners with emphasis on photographs.<br />USMC in WWI with emphasis on photographs and books.<br />Temporary and permanent American military cemeteries from WWI, with emphasis on photographs and postcards.
  1. One can't forget Catlin's "WITH THE HELP OF GOD AND A FEW MARINES.." Thomason's "FIX BAYONETS" Gibbon's "AND THEY THOUGHT WE WOULDN'T FIGHT" and more recently B. Scarbrough's "THEY CALLED US DEVIL DOGS" All of these relly easy reads... BB
  2. http://www.lunion.presse.fr/acceuil/les-americains-cambrioles-le-jour-de-thanksgiving-ia0b0n260414 For those who don't read French... ALL the lawn care equipment housed within the cemetery was stolen on Thanksgiving Day..
  3. Thought I might update you on my research. Still no cause of death but found his picture and hometown. He was from Philadelphia, PA. He is listed as KIA on his photo, assuming it was easier to tell next of kin.
  4. Hello all, I have recently acquired a number of photographs of temporary American cemeteries in France during WWI. The attached photo is quite unique as it shows a single grave in the little village of Cauterets in the Haute Pyrenees region of France. The name on the grave is Pvt Julian H. Seifert, Co.D 13th Marines. A quick research shows me he died of accidental causes on 2-12-1919. Would anyone have more details of his demise? Cauterets was a rest area for men on leave. Today it is a ski resort. Hope someone can shed some light on this marine. Thanks, boisbelleau
  5. Hello all, I thought medals awarded to individuals were usually listed on the headstones at Arlington. I was doing some reasearch on the attack on Bouresches on June 6-8, 1918 and I came across Pvt Herbert D. Dunlavy 96th Co. 6th Regt, USMC who won a DSC and Navy Cross as well as a Silver Star Citation for actions during the battle and he was KIA on June 8. I found a photo of his grave at Arlington on Find-A-Grave but it shows no listing of these medals. Any reason why these should not be aknowledged?? Therry
  6. Here is another photo from the article... Please note the German officer at the far right... Also note the headgear and new coats the men are wearing...According to the article the men's wardrobe was completly replaced after coming into the camp through the Red Cross. BB
  7. Hello to all on this Labor Day, Found this in an 1936 issue of American Legion Monthly. Captioned as the funeral of Pfc Roy Schiffern Co. A, 139th Inf. 35th Div. in the Rastatt, Baden, Germany prison camp in October 1918. Schiffern was captured during the early stages of the Meuse Argonne Offensive in late September 1918. He died of pneumonia on October 23, 1918 and is said to be the first to die at Rastatt. According to the article he was rapatriated to the US after the war and is said to be buried at Arlington. A quick search of Arlington website turned up no burial for him. Looking to obtain more info on him and the prison camp. Thanks, Therry/boisbelleau
  8. Hello all, Check this out for a little more information: http://www.militarytimes.com/citations-med...cipientid=16067 BB
  9. Hello, Again small finds at local yard sales here in PA. These are just a few of the finds but I am seeking your advice for dating these. None have plastic backings so I am pretty sure they are not modern. I also know that these are not pre WWII as I can recognize WWI era patches. The 79th Div. patch has a fine OD border. The 78th Div. doesn't but doesn't have extra string on the back. The 101st is a one piece but has extra string on the back. Could someone be so kind as to enlightned me... That would be great. I found other patches (79th and 77th) but they feel new. As for the DSC pin... Would this be something one would wear on the lapel of a jacket? Or is it just a mini medal for decoration only? BB
  10. In awe as usual... Can't wait for any upcomming post.. BB
  11. Bravo!!! and thanks for sharing this... BB
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