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PVT 1CL George Smith Monroe

PVT 1CL George Smith Monroe

Birth
South Haven, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA
Death 22 Aug 1918 (aged 23)
France
Burial Fere-en-Tardenois, Departement de l'Aisne, Picardie, France
Memorial ID 56639178 · View Source
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The South Haven, Michigan VFW (Veteran's of Foreign Wars) Post is named in honor of George C Monroe's son George Smith Monroe, native of the State of Michigan in the United States of America who died on August 22, 1918 at the age of 23. He was a member of the 57th Field Artillery Brigade, 119th Field Artillery Regiment F Battery, 32nd Infantry Division and is buried in the Oise-Aisne American Cemetery in France. Additionally, U.S. Route 12 in Michigan is named "Red Arrow Highway" in honor of the 32nd Infantry Division for its service during WW1. During tough combat in France in World War I, the 32nd acquired from the French the nickname Les Terribles, referring to its fortitude in advancing over terrain previous units could not. It was the first allied division to pierce the German Hindenburg Line of defense, and the 32nd then adopted its shoulder patch; a line shot through with a red arrow, to signify its tenacity in piercing the enemy line. It then became known as the Red Arrow Division.


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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56639178
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT 1CL George Smith Monroe (Nov 1894–22 Aug 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56639178, citing Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial, Fere-en-Tardenois, Departement de l'Aisne, Picardie, France ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .