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

Monday, October 8, 2018

100 Years Ago: 8 October 1918 — The AEF's Busiest Day

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Medal of Honor figures do not include 5 related to the Lost Battalion incident. The Lost Battalion was relieved on 7 October 1918.

Besides the operational issues, some of the great legends of the AEF were created around this time: Sgt. York's Medal of Honor episode in the Argonne Forest  and the first Indian Code Talkers from the Choctaw Nation were involved in the fighting for St. Etienne

No member of the AEF fighting this day would have believed the war was a little over a month from its conclusion.

1 comment:

  1. It appears this was also about the time of peak flu deaths among American soldiers.