Buried side by side at Suresnes American Cemetery just outside Paris, lie the Cromwell sisters, who traded in a life of prominence in New York City to be frontline nurses during World War I.
On this day in 1923, President Warren G. Harding signed legislation to establish the American Battle Monuments Commission.
Tech. Sgt. Frank W. Holland graduated from Wallinford High School and before joining the Army in 1942, was a carpenter. By July 1944, he reached Europe with the 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division.
Pvt. 1st Class Reed A. Davis was born in 1910 in Ohio. Formerly a Machine Operator in a steel mill, he was drafted in 1944, when his son Richard was 7-years-old.
While the “Christmas Truce” of 1914 has achieved legendary status in the history of World War I, there has been little coverage of similar events involving American troops.
This week, many families around the United States will celebrate Christmas. It’s a holiday that for many, is associated with gathering loved ones close, family traditions and shared meals.
On this date in 1945, General George S. Patton, Jr. died in Germany of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.