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  • Baker's Dozen of VC Recipients

    1. Cyril Bassett
    2. Noel Godfrey Chavasse
    3. William McFadzean
    4. William "Will" Barker
    5. Alfred Shout
    6. Mir Dast
    7. Arthur Martin-Leake
    8. Albert Jacka
    9.Thomas Ricketts
    10. Victor Crutchley
    11. Jack Cornwell

    12. Bellenden Hutcheson

    There were four American born members of CEF to win VC. Three had moved to Canada at an early age. Hutcheson renounced his US citizenship in 1915 in order to join the CEF, then reclaimed it after the war.

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    • Baker's Dozen of VC Recipients

      1. Cyril Bassett
      2. Noel Godfrey Chavasse
      3. William McFadzean
      4. William "Will" Barker
      5. Alfred Shout
      6. Mir Dast
      7. Arthur Martin-Leake
      8. Albert Jacka
      9. Thomas Ricketts
      10. Victor Crutchley
      11. Jack Cornwell
      12. Bellenden Hutcheson


      13.Charles Jarvis



      First awarded VC

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      • Next Week on April 6 2017 will be the centennial of the USA's entering World War One. So in remembrance of this...

        Baker's Dozen of the USA in WW 1

        1.Plattsburgh Camps



        A volunteer pre-enlistment training program organized by private citizens before the U.S. entry into World War I. Graduates provided the cadre of a wartime officer corps.
        Last edited by McMax; 29 Mar 17, 09:05.

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        • Baker's Dozen of the USA in WW 1

          1.Plattsburgh Camps

          2. M1917 Enfield

          An American modification of the Pattern 1914 Enfield, chambered in .30-06 instead of .303. In raw numbers, the main weapon of the AEF.

          You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace, after having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.

          -- Ataturk

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          • Baker's Dozen of the USA in WW 1

            1. Plattsburgh Camps
            2. M1917 Enfield

            3. Black Tom



            Black Tom was a munitions depot in Jersey City, NJ. On 29 Jul 1916 a German agent surreptitiously planted several explosive devices amongst the rail cars fully loaded with munitions being readied for shipment to the British and French forces. Windows were broken as far away as Flushing, Queens.
            I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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            • Baker's Dozen of the USA in WW 1

              1. Plattsburgh Camps
              2. M1917 Enfield
              3. Black Tom

              4. Rock of the Marne

              The 3rd Infantry Division earned their lasting nickname defending the banks of the River Marne.

              You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace, after having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.

              -- Ataturk

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              • Baker's Dozen of the USA in WW 1

                1. Plattsburgh Camps
                2. M1917 Enfield
                3. Black Tom
                4. Rock of the Marne

                5. Hello Girls



                The colloquial name for American bilingual female switchboard operators in World War I, formally known as the Signal Corps Female Telephone Operators Unit.



                Chief Operator Grace Banker who received the Distinguished Service Medal

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                • Baker's Dozen of the USA in WW 1

                  1. Plattsburgh Camps
                  2. M1917 Enfield
                  3. Black Tom
                  4. Rock of the Marne
                  5. Hello Girls

                  6. Henry "Black Death" Johnson

                  One of only two African-American soldiers awarded the Medal of Honor for World War One, he fought off a German raiding party, suffering 21 rounds in the process. He wasn't awarded the medal until 2015, 86 years after he died.

                  The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, March 3, 1863, has awarded in the name of Congress the Medal of Honor to
                  Private Henry Johnson
                  United States Army
                  For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty:
                  Private Johnson distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a member of Company C, 369th Infantry Regiment, 93rd Division, American Expeditionary Forces, during combat operations against the enemy on the front lines of the Western Front in France on May 15, 1918. Private Johnson and another soldier were on sentry duty at a forward outpost when they received a surprise attack from a German raiding party consisting of at least 12 soldiers. While under intense enemy fire and despite receiving significant wounds, Private Johnson mounted a brave retaliation, resulting in several enemy casualties. When his fellow soldier was badly wounded, Private Johnson prevented him from being taken prisoner by German forces. Private Johnson exposed himself to grave danger by advancing from his position to engage an enemy soldier in hand-to-hand combat. Wielding only a knife and gravely wounded himself, Private Johnson continued fighting and took his Bolo knife and stabbed it through an enemy soldier’s head. Displaying great courage, Private Johnson held back the enemy force until they retreated. Private Johnson’s extraordinary heroism and selflessness above and beyond the call of duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
                  You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace, after having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.

                  -- Ataturk

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                  • Baker's Dozen of the USA in WW 1

                    1. Plattsburgh Camps
                    2. M1917 Enfield
                    3. Black Tom
                    4. Rock of the Marne
                    5. Hello Girls
                    6. Henry "Black Death" Johnson

                    7. Pogey Rope



                    During World War I, the French Government awarded decorations for especially meritorious conduct in action to 156 American units varying in size from a section to a brigade. These decorations were: the Fourragere and the Croix de Guerre (Cross of War) with various combinations of palms, gilt, silver, and bronze star devices.

                    The unit twice decorated with the Croix de Guerre with Palms was entitled to a braided and knotted cord, known as the Fourragere, in the green and red colors of the Croix de Guerre. The Fourragere becomes part of the uniform of the unit so cited, authorizing all members of the organization to wear the decoration on the left shoulder of the uniform as long as they remain members of the organization. . . . .

                    In 1918, Marines of the Fifth and Sixth Regiments, by their heroic deeds of valor, inscribed the names of momentous and brilliant battles on the pages of Marine Corps history, as well as on their own regimental battle colors. They have the single honor of being the only two regiments in the American Expeditionary Force to receive three citations--two in the Orders of the Army and one in the Orders of the Corps--the Fourragere and the Croix de Guerre with two Palms and one Gilt Star. As a member of Second Battalion, Sixth Marines we are authorized to wear the Fourragere as a part of our uniform. Marines originally earned this award as an individual decoration through their heroism, bloodshed, and ultimate sacrifice on the fields of Belleau Wood, Soissons, and Champagne. Since World War I, Marines and Sailors of 2d Battalion, 6th Marines have worn the Fourragere as a unit decoration carrying it into battle at Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Okinawa and many other battles, which are listed in this website's article, "Battalion History."

                    This braided rope and spike embodies and recalls the courageous conduct and fighting spirit of Marines and Sailors who have gone before us. It marks us as warriors, a proud battalion, and a grand regiment. Wear the Fourragere with pride, dignity, and honor and remember always in whose footsteps you tread. . . . .

                    "The French Fourragere: Why we wear it," 6th Marines-dot-mil
                    I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                    • Baker's Dozen of the USA in WW 1

                      1. Plattsburgh Camps
                      2. M1917 Enfield
                      3. Black Tom
                      4. Rock of the Marne
                      5. Hello Girls
                      6. Henry "Black Death" Johnson
                      7. Pogey Rope[/b]

                      8. Statue of Liberty Division



                      Officially, the 77th Infantry Division. The famous Lost Battalion was composed of companies from the 307th and 308th Regiments.
                      You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace, after having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.

                      -- Ataturk

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                      • Baker's Dozen of the USA in WW 1

                        1. Plattsburgh Camps
                        2. M1917 Enfield
                        3. Black Tom
                        4. Rock of the Marne
                        5. Hello Girls
                        6. Henry "Black Death" Johnson
                        7. Pogey Rope
                        8. Statue of Liberty Division

                        Going all New York on me I see.

                        9. The Fighting 69th





                        That's from the facade of their armory on Lexington Avenue.
                        I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                        • Baker's Dozen of the USA in WW 1

                          1. Plattsburgh Camps
                          2. M1917 Enfield
                          3. Black Tom
                          4. Rock of the Marne
                          5. Hello Girls
                          6. Henry "Black Death" Johnson
                          7. Pogey Rope
                          8. Statue of Liberty Division
                          9. The Fighting 69th

                          10. George S. Patton in front of Renault Tank


                          à vaincre sans péril, on triomphe sans gloire (triumph without peril brings no glory) P. Corneille

                          Le probleme avec les cons, c'est qu'il ne se fatiguent jamais
                          (The problem with Pr.cks, is that they never get tired ) Michel Audiard

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                          • Baker's Dozen of the USA in WW 1

                            1. Plattsburgh Camps
                            2. M1917 Enfield
                            3. Black Tom
                            4. Rock of the Marne
                            5. Hello Girls
                            6. Henry "Black Death" Johnson
                            7. Pogey Rope
                            8. Statue of Liberty Division
                            9. The Fighting 69th
                            10. George S. Patton in front of Renault Tank

                            11. Sgt. Henry Gunther

                            Henry Nicholas John Gunther (June 6, 1895 – November 11, 1918) was an American soldier and the last soldier of any of the belligerents to be killed during World War I. He was killed at 10:59 a.m., one minute before the Armistice was to take effect at 11 a.m

                            Captain Khryses, Silver Star Omnilift Wing

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                            • Baker's Dozen of the USA in WW 1



                              1. Plattsburgh Camps
                              2. M1917 Enfield
                              3. Black Tom
                              4. Rock of the Marne
                              5. Hello Girls
                              6. Henry "Black Death" Johnson
                              7. Pogey Rope
                              8. Statue of Liberty Division
                              9. The Fighting 69th
                              10. George S. Patton
                              11. Sgt. Henry Gunther

                              12.Hunter Liggett



                              General Liggett commanded the First Corp and First Army of the AEF during the war and is considered one of WW1's better commanders.

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                              • Baker's Dozen of the USA in WW 1

                                1. Plattsburgh Camps
                                2. M1917 Enfield
                                3. Black Tom
                                4. Rock of the Marne
                                5. Hello Girls
                                6. Henry "Black Death" Johnson
                                7. Pogey Rope
                                8. Statue of Liberty Division
                                9. The Fighting 69th
                                10. George S. Patton
                                11. Sgt. Henry Gunther
                                12. Hunter Liggett

                                13. Dan Daly

                                Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever? - Sgt Maj Dan Daly, USMC, at Belleau Wood, July 1918




                                He's buried just a stone's throw from my childhood home.
                                I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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