Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Monday, July 29, 2013

Three WWI Images from the U.S. East Coast
From Steve Miller

Here are three sites on the East Coast documented by Roads contributor Steve Miller. The USS Olympia, flagship of Admiral Dewey at Manila Bay in 1898, saw service in the American deployment to Northern Russia.  After, it was given the honor of returning the nation's Unknown Soldier from France.   The commemorative rail car is one of the legendary 40 & 8s (40 men or 8 horses) used to transport the Doughboys to the battlefields.  Ulysses Grant McAlexander was the commander of the 38th Infantry Regiment that played a key role in the "Rock of the Marne" episode described in our posting of 15 July 2013 remembering its 96th Anniversary.

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1 comment:

  1. McAlexander Fieldhouse at Oregon State is a memorial to him.