Honored French Soldiers Who Died at Yorktown
to those gallant soldiers
under General Lafayette's command
who died of wounds suffered
in the siege of Yorktown
fighting for American liberty
[Roll of Honored Dead]
Lafayette College intends that these soldiers of France
who made the supreme sacrifice
be forever enshrined in the hearts of all
in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
This tablet is presented by the Lafayette College
Class of 1941
many of whose members went to war
soon after graduation
and helped liberate France
Dedicated this day, June 8, 1991, in the year of the
two hundred and tenth anniversary of the surrender
of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown and on the occasion
of the Fiftieth Reunion of the Class of 1941
The Class of 1941 wishes to join to the names of
these gallant Frenchmen those of our classmates
who gave up their lives in World War II fighting
for the same ideal
Warren L. Breinig Seymour Keidan
Norman S. Davis, Jr. Robert T. Levy
H. Winfield Erhardt Terry F. Overton
William G. Shepherd, Jr.
Erected 1991 by Lafayette College Class of 1941.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Education • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary • War, World II.
Location. 40° 42.017′ N, 75° 12.549′ W. Marker is in Easton, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is on the west wall of Oechsle Hall, on the Lafayette College campus. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Easton PA 18042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilson Baughman Gaither '15 (a few steps from this marker); Alumni Memorial Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward E. "Hook" Mylin (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas B. Holloway, M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); G. Herbert McCracken Gate (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Astronomical Observatory (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First Triangulation Station and Benchmark (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lafayette (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Easton.
Also see . . . French Army Casualties at Yorkown. (Submitted on July 3, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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