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Belleau in Aisne, Hauts-de-France, France
 

World War I Monument

 
 
World War I Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 30, 2008
1. World War I Monument Marker
Inscription. This monument has been erected by the United States of America to commemorate the services of her troops and those of France who fought in this region during the World War. It stands as a lasting symbol of the friendship and cooperation between the French and American Armies.
 
Location. 49° 4.677′ N, 3° 17.504′ E. Marker is in Belleau, Hauts-de-France, in Aisne. Marker can be reached from Route 09. Touch for map. This monument is located in Aisne-Marne American Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Belleau, Hauts-de-France 02400, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Belleau Wood USMC Operations Map (approx. half a kilometer away in Picardie); Belleau Wood USMC Interpretive Panel #5 (approx. half a kilometer away in Picardie); Belleau Wood Marine Memorial (approx. half a kilometer away in Picardie); Belleau Wood USMC Interpretive Panel #4 (approx. half a kilometer away in Picardie); Belleau Wood USMC Interpretive Panel #1 (approx. half a kilometer away in Picardie); Belleau Wood USMC Interpretive Panel #3 (approx. half a kilometer away in Picardie);
World War I Monument image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 30, 2008
2. World War I Monument
Belleau Wood USMC Interpretive Panel #2 (approx. half a kilometer away in Picardie); American Aisne-Marne Memorial (approx. 7 kilometers away in Picardie). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belleau.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Weeden E. Osborne-World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 30, 2008
3. Weeden E. Osborne-World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
He is buried in Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, Section A, Row 3, Grave 39. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: *OSBORNE, WEEDON E. Rank and organization: Lieutenant, Junior Grade, (Dental Corps), U.S. Navy Appointed from: Illinois Entered Other Citation: For extraordinary heroism while attached to the 6th Regiment, U.S. Marines, in actual conflict with the enemy and under fire during the advance on Bouresche, France, on 6 June 1918. In the hottest of the fighting when the Marines made their famous advance on Bouresche at the southern edge of Belleau Wood, Lt (j.g.). Osborne threw himself zealously into the work of rescuing the wounded. Extremely courageous in the performance of this perilous task, he was killed while carrying a wounded officer to a place of safety.
 
 
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