Greenwich in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Raynal C. Bolling
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Born September 1, 1877
Foresaw His Nation's Call to Arms
And Left a Brilliant Career
To Prepare Himself for Service
In the World War
Colonel of Aviation
American Expeditionary Forces
He Laid the Foundation
For Our Aerial Warfare in France
He Fell In Action Near Amiens
March 26, 1918
In the Vanguard
Of the Thousands of Americans
Who Gave All for Their Country
Location. 41° 1.481′ N, 73° 37.548′ W. Marker is in Greenwich, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Greenwich Avenue and Arch Street, on the right when traveling south on Greenwich Avenue. Touch for map. Located in front of the Greenwich Board of Education Offices. Marker is at or near this postal address: 290 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich CT 06830, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Greenwich Veterans Monument (a few steps from this marker); Greenwich World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington Paused Here (approx. ¾ mile away); Founders and Proprietors Monument Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Putnam Cottage (approx. 0.9 miles away); Putnam's Escape (approx. one mile away); Second Oldest Cemetery in Greenwich (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenwich.
Regarding Raynal C. Bolling. Colonel Raynal Cawthorne Bolling (September 1, 1877 - March 26, 1918) was the first high-ranking U.S. officer to be killed in combat in World War I. He laid the foundation for the United States Army Air Service in the American Expeditionary Force. He was killed near Amiens, France during the second Somme offensive. He is the namesake of Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C., the headquarters for all Air Force operations in the National Capital Region.
Also see . . . Raynal Bolling on Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • War, World I •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 715 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.