Ocean City in Worcester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
World War I
Campaigns of the American Expeditionary Forces
— April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918 —
Cambrai, November 20 - December 4, 1917
Somme Defensive, March 21 - April 6, 1918
Lys, April 9-27, 1918
Aisne, May 27 - June 5, 1918
Montdidier-Noyon, June 9-13, 1918
Battle of Hamel, July 4, 1918
Champagne-Marne, July 15-18, 1918
Aisne-Marne, July 18 - August 6, 1918
Somme Offensive, August 8 - November 11, 1918
Oise-Aisne, August 18 - November 11, 1918
Ypres-Lys, August 19 - November 11, 1918
St. Mihiel, September 12-16, 1918
Meuse-Argonne, September 26 - November 11, 1918
Vittorio Veneto, October 24 - November 4, 1918
General John J. Pershing
WWI Commander of American Forces
The U.S. was neutral when the war on the German Empire began in 1915. Prompted by President Wilson, Congress voted to enter the war on April 6, 1917 when German
Progressive Era: Government directs the country into producing ammunitions food, money & propaganda to support the war effort.
The AEF sustained about 320,000 casualties: 53,402 battle deaths; 63,114 combat deaths; 204,000 wounded
Doughboys march in London 1917
Erected by American Legion, Synepuxent Post 166.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, World I • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #28 Woodrow Wilson series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 6, 1917.
Location. 38° 21.193′ N, 75° 4.559′ W. Marker is in Ocean City, Maryland, in Worcester County. Memorial is on 24th Street just east of Philadelphia Avenue (Maryland Route 528), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2308 Philadelphia Avenue, Ocean City MD 21842, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Smaller Conflicts After WWII (here, next to this marker); World War II (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named World War II (here, next to this marker); Korean War (here, next to this marker); Town of Ocean City (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Bay Breeze" (approx. 1.1 miles away); Students of Ocean City High School in World War II (approx. 1.4 miles away); St. Paul's By-The-Sea Episcopal Church (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ocean City.
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