Operations of the 23rd Infantry in the Soissons Offensive, July 16-25, 1918

General Pershing states that “The place of honor in the thrust toward Soissons was given to the 1st and 2d Divisions along with the chosen French division.” The 23rd infantry occupied a place of honor in the 2d Division as one of the assault regiments.

In the World War, with its countless battles and millions of men engaged, the action of any regiment might seem comparatively insignificant. But the larger battle is made up of many smaller ones, and is there not a great deal to be learned in a study of the action of the smaller units upon whose success depends the success of the whole army? (more)

CPT Withers A. Burress

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