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Boalsburg in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

107th Field Artillery

53rd Brigade - 28th Division

 

—American Expeditionary Forces —

 
107th Field Artillery Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
1. 107th Field Artillery Memorial
Inscription. (First Plaque):
107th United States Field Artillery
53rd Brigade 28th Division
American Expeditionary Forces
This monument was erected by the Veterans Association of the 107th Field Artillery in memory of the faithful sons of Pennsylvania who served in this regiment in World War I.

The names inscribed on this monument are the names of men and boys who were not soldiers by profession. They were ordinary citizens of this great commonwealth when the call came. They put away their tools, closed their desk tops, covered their typewriters, banked their fires, hung up their overalls and went forth together to meet the enemy on foreign soil.

They met the finest trained soldiers in the world and defeated them decisively in the battles of the Aisne-Marne, Oise-Aisne, Muese-Argonne and Ypre-Lys. This they were able to do becase they had faith in God and love for their country in their hearts.

Sit here and rest. Let your eyes gaze on the beautiful mountains and valleys of Pennsylvania. All this beauty is yours to enjoy because men have fought and died to preserve it. God grant that this country will always enjoy freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.

(Other Plaques List the Sub-organizations, casualties, and members who served)

(Listed
First Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
2. First Plaque
around the Shaft):
1861 R.S. Hampton
1898 Alfred E. Hunt
1916 Wm. S. McKee
1917 A. V. Crookston
1918 J. Rosborough
Peace

 
Location. 40° 46.852′ N, 77° 47.687′ W. Marker is in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on Boal Avenue (U.S. 322) near Boalsburg Pike, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in front of the 28th Division Shrine. Best access from the parking area for the Pennsylvania Military Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Boalsburg PA 16827, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 109th Infantry Regiment (a few steps from this marker); 110th Infantry Regiment (a few steps from this marker); 28th Signal Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); The 28th Division Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); The Boal Troop (within shouting distance of this marker); 111th Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pennsylvania Military Museum / 28th Infantry Division Shrine (within shouting distance of this marker); Honoring the 28th (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boalsburg.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Headquarters and Sanitary Detachment image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
3. Headquarters and Sanitary Detachment
Battery A - Bethlehem image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
4. Battery A - Bethlehem
Battery B - Pittsburgh image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
5. Battery B - Pittsburgh
Battery C - Phoenixville image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
6. Battery C - Phoenixville
Battery D - Willamsport image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
7. Battery D - Willamsport
Battery E - Pittsburgh image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
8. Battery E - Pittsburgh
Battery F - Pittsburgh image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
9. Battery F - Pittsburgh
Supply Company - Maintenance Detachment image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
10. Supply Company - Maintenance Detachment
Headquarters Company image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
11. Headquarters Company
Memorial Seen from the Walkway image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
12. Memorial Seen from the Walkway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,084 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on February 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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