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First American Casualty Of WW II

Freddie John Falgout

 
 
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October 1, 2005
1. First American Casualty Of WW II Marker
Inscription.
Seaman First Class U.S. Navy
Born August 21, 1916 in Raceland, LA.
Killed in the line of Duty
by gunfire on the USS Augusta
in Shanghai, China in Chinese - Japanese War
August 20, 1937

 
Location. 29° 42.407′ N, 90° 34.34′ W. Marker is in Raceland, Louisiana, in Lafourche Parish. Marker is on U.S. 1 0.1 miles south of Route 90, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. In front of Lafourche Parish Tourist Commission building. Marker is in this post office area: Raceland LA 70394, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clotilda Plantation (approx. 3.2 miles away); St. Mary's Nativity Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); St. Mary's Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); Lockport (approx. 4.6 miles away); Holy Savior Cemetery (approx. 4.9 miles away); Vacherie-Gheens (approx. 5.1 miles away); Baudoin - Foret School (approx. 5.7 miles away); Bouverans Plantation House (approx. 6.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raceland.
 
Also see . . .  USS Augusta (CA-31) in Shanghai, 1937. The Hampton Roads Naval Museum's blogpost on the USS Augusta: ...A Chinese anti-aircraft shell fell
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October 1, 2005
2. First American Casualty Of WW II Marker
onto the deck amid a group of sailors, killing one and wounding several others. As the flagship of the Asiatic fleet, USS Augusta had put in at Shanghai to observe the Sino-Japanese hostilities and to protect American interests there. The cruiser had sailed to Shanghai a few days after Chinese and Japanese forces started to battle for control of the city near the middle of August.
(Submitted on July 19, 2015.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Cemetery Plaque showing directions to grave site image. Click for full size.
August 5, 2011
3. Cemetery Plaque showing directions to grave site
First American Casualty Of WW II Grave site St. Mary's Cemetery image. Click for full size.
October 1, 2005
4. First American Casualty Of WW II Grave site St. Mary's Cemetery
Freddy Falgout Gravesite/Tomb image. Click for full size.
August 5, 2011
5. Freddy Falgout Gravesite/Tomb
Freddie Falgout Tomb top image. Click for full size.
August 5, 2011
6. Freddie Falgout Tomb top
Freddie Falgout grave marker image. Click for full size.
August 5, 2011
7. Freddie Falgout grave marker
 
 
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