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Loyalty

 
 
Loyalty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
1. Loyalty Marker
Inscription. The dispatch runners of the Argonne Forest, October 1918

“… and infantry runner passed by…”
Private Meyer Cohen, 304th Field Artillery

“So I took my .45 Colt out of its holster and put it in my overcoat and I had it cocked ready for use and my gas mask in the alert position…”
Private M. Cohen

“About 11pm I reported to Sgt Major as a runner for the 304th Battalion. In this room about 16 feet square was about 40 infantry runners and myself.”
Private Meyer Cohen, messenger-runner
304th Artillery Company
77th Div. A.E.F. Argonne Forest
26 September – 10 October 1918
 
Erected by U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
 
Location. 40° 12.367′ N, 77° 9.449′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Army Heritage Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Tough Nut To Crack (a few steps from this marker); New and Improved but Not Soon Enough: (a few steps from this marker); The Front (within shouting distance of this marker); No Man's Land

Insert - Pvt. Cohen image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
2. Insert - Pvt. Cohen
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Mortar Pit (within shouting distance of this marker); Sniper's Nest (within shouting distance of this marker); Splinter Proof (within shouting distance of this marker); Post of Command (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
Regarding Loyalty. One of several waysides highlighting Army values.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Insert - A runner at the ready image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
3. Insert - A runner at the ready
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 106 times since then. Last updated on June 21, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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