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15th Field Artillery

Photograph (taken at the Chateau at Villiers Sur Marne, France. on May 21st, 1918) of "Emily" the WWI mascot of HQ's Battery, 1st Bn, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF with her Sgt. out front of the 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regimental HQ's building right before the 2nd Division, AEF's engagement at the Battle of the Aisne in June, 1918.
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15th U.S. Field Artillery at Soissons Photograph taken during actual combat operations during the Aisne-Marne Offsenive (Soissons) of 2nd Lt. Charles A. Gere, USA, Battery D. 1st Battalion, 15th U.S. Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Division, AEF as he watches and and records the "Splashes" (impacts) of a "Rolling Barrage" fire mission while in support of the 6th Marine Regiment during their assualt towards the Soissons-Château-Thierry Highway on the morning of Friday, July 19th, 1918.
Vauxcastile, France, July 19th, 1918.
Battery D., 15th F. A., Soissons Photograph taken during actual combat operations during the Aisne-Marne Offsenive (Soissons) of the "Gun Line" of Battery D. 1st Battalion, 15th U.S. Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Division, AEF as they fire a "Rolling Barrage" mission while in support of the 6th Marine Regiment during their assualt towards the Soissons-Château-Thierry Highway on the morning of Friday, July 19th, 1918.
Vaux Castile, France, July, 19th, 1918.
15th U.S. Field Artillery Regiment Photograph taken during actual combat operations during the Aisne-Marne Offsenive (Soissons) of (seated in the Gun Layers Position) 2nd Lt. Robert Crane, USA, 15th U.S. Field Artillery, and a gun crew from the 2nd Battalion, 15th U.S. Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF as they inspect a captured camouflaged German Artillery dugout (on the right foreground) and as they prepare to live fire a German 10.5 cm leFH 16, 105mm field gun that was captured by elements of the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade near the French farm of Beaurepaire during their assualt towards the Clancy Ravine on July 18th, 1918.
Beaurepaire Farm, France, July, 20th, 1918.
Willis A. Garvey, 15th Field Artillery Photograph (taken while attached to HQ's, AEF, Chaumont, France, while serving as Special Observer to the Paris Peace Conference at Versailles, France on Saturday, February 8th, 1919) of Capt. Willis A. Garvey, HQ's Battery. 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF. Awarded the Purple Heart Medal, and the French Croix de Guerre w/ Gilt Star for actions against the enemy. WIA while serving as a Forward Observer while in direct support of the 9th U.S. Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade outside of Mouzon, France during The Meuse-Argonne Offensive on the afternoon of Saturday, November 9th, 1918.
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1st Battalion, 15th U.S. Field Artillery at Koblanz, Germany 1919 Group photograph (taken during the 3rd U.S. Army Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead at Neuwied, Germany, February, 1919) showing a Battery from the 1st Battalion, 15th U.S. Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF with their French Canon de 75 modèle 1897 field guns along with their accompanying ammunition caissons as they are being judged on their performance handling during the 2nd Division, AEF Horse Show held at the main 2nd Divisional, AEF Polo Field at Neuwied, Germany on Saturday, February 22nd, 1919.
 
Photographs and descriptive text contributed by:
SSG Steven C. Girard, (Ret.)
WWI Marine Corps Archivist/Historian.
 
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