First Three U.S. Deaths in WWI, a War Memorial

First Three U.S. Deaths in WWI, a War Memorial (HM1TLF)

Location: Van Buren, AR 72956 Crawford County
Country: United States of America
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N 35° 26.064', W 94° 21.336'

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In memory of
Merle D. Hay
Thomas Enwright
James B. Gresham

They were the first members of
the Expeditionary Army of the
United States in France to die
that we might live
stricken on the field of glory,
November 3, 1917.

Dulse et decorium est pro patria mori.
Originally erected by Sam Chew, November 1917.

(Translation of Latin phrase: "It is sweet and glorious to die for one's country."
Year Placed1917
Placed BySam Chew
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 376952 N 3922062
Decimal Degrees35.43440000, -94.35560000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 26.064', W 94° 21.336'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 26' 3.84" N, 94° 21' 20.16" W
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Area Code(s)479
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300 Main St, Van Buren AR 72956, US
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