Raceland in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
First American Casualty Of WW II
Freddie John Falgout
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. 6½ 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 (Submitted on July 19, 2015.)
Categories. • War, World II •
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