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The First Three - Van Buren, AR
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member linkys
N 35° 26.067 W 094° 21.331
15S E 376960 N 3922068
Quick Description: Memorial honoring the first three American soldiers killed in World War I.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 8/12/2012 3:30:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMF2QJ
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:
Gray granite memorial in the corner of the Crawford County Courthouse.

The inscription reads:

In memory of
Merle D. Hay
Thomas Enwright
James B. Gresham

They were the first members of
the Expeditionary Army of the
United States in France to die
that we might live
stricken on the field of glory,
November 3, 1917.

Dulse et decorium est pro patria mori.
Originally erected by Sam Chew, November 1917.
Date the Monument or Memorial was built or dedicated: 11/1/1917

Private or Public Monument?: Private

Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: Sam Chew

Geographic Region where the Monument is located: North America

Physical Address of Monument:
300 Main St.
Van Buren, Arkansas USA


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Website for this Monument: Not listed

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