Many of you may not realize that across Europe there are individuals and organizations that religiously research, analyze battle sites, reenact, adopt American soldiers and their graves, and write about World War I and World War II. Right now, in the meuse.argonne.com Facebook group, a discussion is buzzing about a dog tag found in a home garden in Gercourt. Everyone is trying their hand at identifying the private of the 47th to whom it belongs: Louis Co_e_. of the 47th Infantry. I have a feeling that the mystery will be solved by this tenacious group.
Honoring the Doughboys and the GIs is truly a passion born of gratitude for what the United States committed to for our allies during the two world conflicts in Europe. When my sister and I visited Bayeux and the beaches of Normandy, many told us that the French will never, never forget. Merci!
You can read more about Fort de Seclin in this Wikipedia article.
A reenactment of the Battle of Somme is shared by BBC.