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Let's see some WW1 93rd Division items !!


Eric Queen
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Eric Queen

I have always for this unit to be historically interesting. Four (4) African American infantry regiments (369/370/371/372) who were attached to the French 157th (Red Hand) Infantry Division. I only have a couple of related items but would love to see more. I think Bugme (Scott) picked up a super camo helmet at one point. 

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This is my latest 93rd, found in France many years ago.  The fellow was from Michigan, and wounded at Bussy Farm (along with most of the officers and NCOs of Company I) in September 1918. 

 

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Eric Queen

Very cool. Don't know if I have ever seen an original dog tag from the unit. 

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solcarlus

Bonjour.

 

 

Here is a bolo found 10 km from my home, sector of the Salient of Saint Mihiel 

 

 

 

 

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This is not an item I have, but the monument to Elbert Curtis Baker, Co E, 371st Infantry, is something I have been looking after for sometime.  The cross is located in the Easton Cemetery, Easton, PA and about a 5 minute walk from my house. His grave was not marked with a bronze marker or flag, which is somewhat surprising since the local VFW is named after him.  After stumbling on his graveCapture.JPG.6cc0513b88472e0672064e5a10c4413e.JPG by accident, I acquired a marker and a flag to place on his grave.  Lt Baker is physically buried in France. 

 

This letter from another officer in Baker's company.

“I was not with Elbert when he fell — we were advancing across a field swept by artillery and machine guns, and he was on the right of the company while I was on the left, but his platoon sergeant reported to me that he had been instantly killed,” he wrote. “As soon as possible, I sent a patrol out to carry him to the aid station if he was wounded, or to bring his body if he was dead. He was found lying just as he fell, with only one wound, a machine gun bullet in the region of his heart — his body was not mutilated at all.  

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solcarlus

Bonjour.

Monument located in the vicinity of the former NATO base of Séchault. It's not me in the picture.

 

Monument du 371st Infantry Regiment 93rd Division

 

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