Skip to comments.The American Flag Daily: The Arrival Of La Fayette
Posted on 06/13/2014 5:18:03 AM PDT by Master Zinja
Today in 1777, the Marquis de La Fayette, at the age of 19, arrived in South Carolina in an effort to join the American Revolution. After informing Congress he would serve without pay, Congress commissioned him as a major general and Washington accepted him as his aide-de-camp in August 1777. La Fayette would eventually lead troops throughout the Revolution, and helped defeat Cornwallis in Yorktown in 1781. An American flag continues to fly on his grave in France to this day.
Does anyone know how to find out which French units were here, and which ones are stationed in Dijon, France, or that were in the 1980s?
I spent a night on a base in Dijon, and they were trying to tell me about the American revolution, and they were pointing at paintings in their canteen that they seemed very proud of.
I got the impression they were one of the units that helped us, unfortunately between my hangover and not speaking French, I couldn’t make it out, but they were very excited.
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