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WW1 sergeant's diary - Belleau Wood - US Marines (1918)

Article about: I have this diary, probably written by US Marine sergeant in the apocalyptic days in the Chateau-Thierry Region. Does anyone had idea how I could identify the author of the diary? His name i

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    I have this diary, probably written by US Marine sergeant in the apocalyptic days in the Chateau-Thierry Region.

    Does anyone had idea how I could identify the author of the diary? His name is not written, and I am not sure where I can find list of the companies from that time...






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    felipe11: I'm late getting to this thread, but I hope this will be useful to you. According to Battle Participation of Organizations of the American Expeditionary Forces in France, Belgium, and Italy (GPO1920) the 6th Marine Regiment consisted of: 1st Batt. Companies 74th, 75th, 76th & 95th; 2nd Batt. Companies 78th, 79th, 80th & 96th; 3rd Batt. Companies 82nd, 83rd, 84th & 97th. The regiment was in the Aisne Defensive Sector, 31 May-5 June 1918 and the Chateau-Thierry Sector, 6 June-9 July 1918. Hope this helps. Dwight

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    An amazing piece of personal history of a kind we no longer have due to the "advances" in technology. Treasure this one. Thanks for sharing. Jim G.

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    The 5th Marines were attached to the US Army 2nd ID and took heavy casualties in bitter close combat at Belleau Wood.

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