Secretary William M. Matz participated in a Facebook Live session, where he talked about his role at the agency.
In the foothills of the Vosges Mountains in eastern France, rest more than 5,000 Americans in Epinal American Cemetery who died in World War II. Hours from Paris and tucked amidst bucolic French countryside, it could be easy to believe that the American sacrifice has been forgotten here.
In addition to serving as the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. provided manpower to the U.S. armed forces during World War I. The 29th (National Guard) Division drew units and troops from the District.
Delaware provided almost 10,000 members of the U.S. armed forces during World War I. Of these, 43 died in service. The 29th Division (National Guard) drew troops and units from Delaware, and the 59th Pioneer Infantry Regiment originated there.
Due to dangerous weather conditions, Brittany American Cemetery is closed today, March 1, 2018. The cemetery plans to reopen tomorrow, March 2, 2018. The superintendent remains on duty on the cemetery grounds in the case of any unexpected next of kin arrivals.
Over 67,000 residents of Connecticut served in the U.S. armed forces during World War I. Of these roughly 1,100 died, many from influenza. The 26th Division and African American 372nd Infantry Regiment, both National Guard, drew troops and units from Connecticut.
Barely 20 years after the end of World War II, the United States found itself embroiled in a very different kind of conflict.
ABMC has begun the planning process for a new visitor center at Netherlands American Cemetery.
About 43,000 Coloradans served in the U.S. military during World War I. Of these, about 4,500 were National Guardsmen, 1,500 volunteers of other types, and the remainder selected servicemen (draftees). Over 1,000 died in service.