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Marshal Ferdinand Foch

 
 
Marshal Ferdinand Foch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 21, 2009
1. Marshal Ferdinand Foch Marker
Inscription.
On this spot December 9, 1921
Marshal Ferdinand Foch
Supreme Commander
of the Allied Armies in 1918
expressed to the
people of South Carolina
his appreciation and that of France
for the aid by which the enemy
was checked and defeated
and freedom secured
Thousands of South Carolinians
attended this official welcome
to the great soldier
whose visit was sponsored
by the American Legion

 
Location. 34° 11.383′ N, 82° 9.593′ W. Marker is in Greenwood, South Carolina, in Greenwood County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Riley Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenwood SC 29646, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Textile Workers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Municipal Fountain (about 400 feet away); In God We Trust (approx. 0.2 miles away); To The People of Greenwood County
Marshal Ferdinand Foch Marker and Area image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 21, 2009
2. Marshal Ferdinand Foch Marker and Area
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Greenwood County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greenwood SC Memorial Marker (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenwood.
 
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Also see . . .
1. Ferdinand Foch. Ferdinand Foch (Breton pronounced "Fosh"). OM GCB (2 October 1851 – 20 March 1929) was a French soldier, military theorist, and writer credited with possessing "the most original and subtle mind in the French army" in the early 20th century. (Submitted on February 23, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Who's Who: Ferdinand Foch. Ferdinand Foch (1851-1929) was born on 2 October 1851 in Tarbes, the son of a civil servant. (Submitted on February 23, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsNotable PersonsWar, World I
 
Marshal Ferdinand Foch<br>2 October 1851 – 20 March 1929 image. Click for full size.
U.S. Library of Congress, circa 1915
3. Marshal Ferdinand Foch
2 October 1851 – 20 March 1929
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 23, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 842 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on November 11, 2013, by John Huoni of Greenwood, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 23, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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