Operations of the 3rd Platoon, Company I, 4th Infantry, 3rd Division, in the Champagne-Marne Defensive and Aisne Marne Offensive, July 5-24, 1918

The 3rd Platoon of Company “I” 4th Infantry on July 5, 1918, was composed of all men who had voluntarily enlisted; some just after war had been declared and other who had been in the service for from one to three enlistments. The platoon leader had been commissioned from the first training camp with practically no previous military experience. This platoon had been formed in December, 1917, and had been trained as a unit. The service of this small command from July 5 to 24 can be divided into three distinct phases…(more)

CPT A.R. Bolling

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