WW 1



Three of my Great Uncles served during WW1.  PFC John F. McCrory (1,309,470), Tennessee; Enlisted 9-19-17; Co. H, 327 INF to 10-14-17; Co. L, 117 INF (AEF; the unit distinguished itself in the battle of the Somme, Le Selle, Ypres, Saint Mihiel and in the Meuse-Argonne) to 4-24-19 (Honorable Discharge); Overseas 5-11-18 to 4-2-19.  PFC Eugene McCrory (4,614,256), Tennessee; Enlisted, Parris Island, SC, 6-1-18; HQ OS Dept. Quantico, VA, 7-30-18; Co. A, OS Dept. 8-26-18; Co. G, 11th Regiment, U.S. Marines, Quantico,VA, 9-18; Co. G, 11th Regiment, U.S. Marines, AEF France, 9-17-18; Co. F, 11th Regiment, U.S. Marines, Montierchaume, France, 10-26-18; Hampton Roads, VA, 8-6-19 (Honorable Discharge 8-11-19); Overseas 10-26-18 to 7-29-19.  PVT Charlie M. McCrory (4,251,204), Tennessee; Enlisted 9-6-18; Co. D, 57 Pion INF to 12-5-18; Co. I, 311 INF (St. Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne) to 6-4-19 (Honorable Discharge); Overseas 9-29-28 to 5-22-19.  Vicki:  “Uncle Charlie said [Eugene] lied about his age in order to enlist.”  Below is a picture John Forrest (l) and Eugene McCrory during WW1.



J. Forrest McCrory                                                                                                         Eugene McCrory


World War 1 gave the world names to remember, such as Verdun (March through May, 1918) and Belleau Wood (2-16 June 1918, where Marines were called Teufel Hunden--"Devil Dogs"--by the Germans).



                                                                  Verdun, France                                                    Belleau Wood, France


Much of the fighting during WW1 was done out of trenches, much like

this replica at the 1st ID Museum, Wuerzburg, Germany


Mark IV, 1917, first to be called "Tank," top speed:  6 mph



                   The Aisne-Marne Cemetery, Chateau-Thierry, France                        Versailles, Paris, France


The Aisne-Marne cemetery (near Chateau-Thierry, France) contains the graves of 2,289 American Dead, most of whom fought in the vicinity and in the Marne valley in the summer of 1918.  During World War II, the chapel was damaged slightly by an enemy shell.  Belleau Wood adjoining the cemetery contains many vestiges of World War I. At the flagpole is a monument commemorating the valor of the U.S. Marines who captured much of this ground in 1918.  Shortly after the Great War, parties came together at Versailles to draft a peace treaty.  But it would not last.  Hitler stirred the people to abrogate the treaty and start building their military machine again.  Most of the world looked the other way, until it was too late.


Former Home of Charles Lindbergh, Hopewell, NJ


On 1 March 1932, Charles A. Lindbergh's son was kidnapped from this Hopewell, New Jersey home.  Charles Lindbergh became a Nazi sympathizer during the late 30’s.  He argued against America’s intervention in the war.  When it was apparent he was on the wrong side of history, he tried to serve, but was rejected primarily because he was under investigation as a result of his ties to the Nazi regime.  Later, he was found to have fathered other children while on his many trips to Germany.  Lindbergh made history when, on 20 May 1927, he took off from Long Island, New York, and the next day landed at Paris' Le Bourget airfield, becoming the first pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean (33.5 hours).  In 1974, the SR-71 made the same flight in 1 hour 55 min.  The SR-71 flew faster than a bullet and could fly from LA to NY in under an hour.



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