Cantigny in Somme Département, Picardie, France
28th Infantry Regiment Monument
Erected 2007 by 28th Infantry Regiment Association, McCormick Tribune Foundation, Cantigny First Division Association, Village of Cantigny.
Location. 49° 39.78′ N, 2° 29.523′ E. Marker is in Cantigny, Picardie, in Somme Département. Marker is on Rue Saint Aignan (Route D26). Touch for map. Located in Cantigny adjacent to the Cantigny American Monument. Marker is in this post office area: Cantigny, Picardie 80500, France.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within McCormick's Cantigny Artillery Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Cantigny American Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); First U.S. Division (approx. 0.8 kilometers away).
Regarding 28th Infantry Regiment Monument. The opposite side presents the French translation.
Also see . . . Our History. The 28th Infantry Regiment Association provides its history. On Cantigny and beyond: The Regiment distinguished itself by conducting the first offensive operation by US troops in WWI at Cantigny, where, in a viciously fought three-day battle, the 28th Infantry captured the town of Cantigny and then withstood five determined German counterattacks. Here the‚ Lions of Cantigny‚ were born and the prestige of the American fighting man was upheld before the world. The Regiment also fought in the battles of Soissons, the Argonne and Sedan. It suffered more than 5000 casualties in this war. Three of its members were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for their heroism: SGT Michael B. Ellis of Co B, PVT Sterling Morelock of Co M and 2LT Samuel I. Parker of Co K. (Submitted on July 23, 2015.)
Categories. • War, World I •
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