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17th Field Artillery

17th Field Artillery Regimental Band Photograph (taken while at the French village of Valdahon, France on October 7th, 1917) of the Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and Soldiers of 17th Field Artillery Regimental Band, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF while in the French Theater of Operations in the Fall of 1917.
Battery C. 1st Battalion, 17th Field Artillery, Revigny, France Photograph taken of Battery C. 1st Battalion, 17th U.S. Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Division, AEF as they move back towards their cantoment area after spending time on the training range with their new French Canon de 155mm GPF mle.1917's as they pass through the French village of Revigny, France in May, 1918.
Revigny, France, Wednesday, May 15th, 1918.
17th Field Artillery, 1st Battalion, Soissons, France. Photograph taken during actual combat operations during the Aisne-Marne Offsenive (Soissons) of a gun crew from the 1st Battalion, 17th U.S. Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Division, AEF as they fire a German10 cm K 04 field gun that was captured by elements of the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment near the French village of Vaux Castile during their assualt towards the Clancy Ravine on July 18th, 1918.
Vaux Castile, France, July, 20th, 1918.
17th Field Artillery, 155mm gun, Marbache, France, 1918. Photograph taken while at the Marbache Sector, France showing officers from the 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF as they show one of the 155mm gun positions of Battery B. 1st Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment to Military Observers from the Imperial Japanese Army during a two day visit to observe the 2nd Division, AEF training during the 2nd Divsi...on, AEF's rest and refit period outside of Nancy France in August, 1918
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Marbache, France. August 10th, 1918.
Thomas B. McDaniels, Battery B. 1st Bn, 17th F.A. Photograph taken of 1st Sgt. Thomas B. McDaniels, Battery B. 1st Battalion, 17th U.S. Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF (Awarded the Silver Star Medal -2, and the French Croix de Guerre w/ Bronze Star for actions against the enemy during the Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge on the morning of Monday, October 4th, 1918) as he enjoys the view of the Rhine River on top of Ehrenbreitstein Fortress while on pass during the 3rd U.S. Army of Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead, Germany in 1919.
Koblenz, Germany, January 17th, 1919.
Tony Altieri, Battery B. 17th U.S. Field Artillery Photograph (taken while serving with the 3rd U.S. Army Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead at Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, Koblenz, Germany on Saturday, February, 15th, 1919) of Pfc.Tony Altieri, Battery B. 17th U.S. Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF. Participated in the Defensive Sector at Verdun (Toulon/Troyon), The Battle of the Aisne (Belleau Wood/Vaux), The Aisne-Marne Offensive, (Soissons), The Defensive Sector at Marbache, The St. Mihiel Offensive, The Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge, The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, and the 3rd U.S. Army Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead, Germany.
Major Stanley E. Reinhart, 17th Field Artillery Photograph taken during a 2nd Divisional award ceremony on the 2nd Engineer Regimental pararde field of Major Stanley E. Reinhart, USA, CO, 1st Battalion, 17th U.S. Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade. 2nd Division, AEF as he is being decorated with the Army Distinguished Service Medal by MG John L. Hines, USA, CG, 3rd Corps, 3rd U.S. Army of Occupation for distiinguished conduct while maneuvering his battalion during combat operations during the Aisne-Marne Offensive, (Soissons) on July 18th, 1918 with MG John A. Lejeune, USMC, CG, 2nd Division, AEF in the background during the Occupation of the 3rd U.S. Army Bridgehead at Engers, Germany in 1919.
Engers, Germany, June, 26th, 1919.
17th Field Artillery fireworks atKoblenz, Germany, 1919. Photograph taken from the HQ's building, 3rd U.S. Army, looking towards the Rhine River showing flares, rockets, and pyrotechnics being fired off by the 17th U.S. Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF during the July 4th celebrations from on top of Ehrenbreitstein Fortress during the 3rd U.S. Army of Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead, Germany in 1919.
Koblenz, Germany, July 4th, 1919.
 
Photographs and descriptive text contributed by:
SSG Steven C. Girard, (Ret.)
WWI Marine Corps Archivist/Historian.
 
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