28th Infantry Regiment Monument

28th Infantry Regiment Monument (HM1M4O)

Location: Cantigny 80500
Country: France
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N 49° 39.78', E 2° 29.523'

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On the morning of May 28th, 1918, the 28th Infantry Regiment, U.S. First Division, American Expeditionary Force, commanded by Colonel Hanson E. Ely, conducted the first major American offensive of World War I here at Cantigny. The rest of the First Division, French aircraft, artillery, tanks and flamethrowers, supported the attack. The seizure and defense of Cantigny against determined German opposition proved the worth of the American soldier and bolstered Allied morale at a critical time. Almost 900 members of the regiment were killed or wounded during the four-day battle. The regiment earned the French Croix de Guerre with palm and designation of "The Lions of Cantigny." The regiment's crest bears a lion derived from the coat of arms of Picardy.
HM NumberHM1M4O
Year Placed2007
Placed By28th Infantry Regiment Association, McCormick Tribune Foundation, Cantigny First Division Association, Village of Cantigny
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Date Added Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 at 2:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 536657 N 5501286
Decimal Degrees49.66300000, 2.49205000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 49° 39.78', E 2° 29.523'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds49° 39' 46.8" N, 2° 29' 31.38" E
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6 Rue Saint-Aignan, Cantigny 80500, FR
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