Skip to comments.WWI Marine veteran buried at Arlington Cemetery
Posted on 06/24/2010 6:50:36 AM PDT by Patriot1259
Before a small group of family and friends, the remains of World War I United States Marine First Sergeant George H. Humphrey were buried at Arlington National Cemetery on June 23, 2010. He received full military honors.
Humphrey went Missing In Action on September 15, 1918, while leading the first United States attack of the war against the Germans, under the direction of General John J. Pershing. The battle was later recognized as the St. Mihiel Offensive. During this combat, 7,000 allies died. Consequently, this war coined the phrase "D-Day," and was the first time American units used tanks.
First Sergeant George H. Humphrey was a member of the United States 6th Marine Regiment, which at that time, was part of the Army's 2nd Infantry Division. Following his death in battle, he was buried by his Marine comrades. In 1919, a Marine who saw First Sgt. Humphrey die near the Village of Rembercourt, wrote Humphrey's brother. Enclosed in his letter were the poignant accounts of the battle and a map, which outlined where First Sgt. Humphrey had been buried.
(Excerpt) Read more at thecypresstimes.com ...
Welcome home, Marine.
Welcome home, hero.
Welcome home Marine. Semper Fi.
Welcome Home MARINE...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO YOUR COUNTRY....
The first United States attack of the war was actually a minor action at Cantigny, in May of 1918. A few days later, on June 6, the Marines stopped a German offensive at Belleau Wood, a battle that some historians argue was the war's turning point.
Does this mean the "D" stands for death? If so, it's a bit startling.
Here’s another story with grim photos of First Sergeant Humphrey’s grave site in France:
Welcome home Top.
civilian Semper Fi bump
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