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4th Machine Gun Battalion

Co B. 4th Machine Gun Battalion, Hermitage, France. Photograph taken of Co B. 4th Machine Gun Battalion, 2nd Division, AEF as they move down a back country road towards their cantonment area after being relieved during combat operations in the Verdun ((Toulon) Sector, France in March, 1918.
Hermitage, France, March 12th, 1918.
John A. McGuigan, HQ's Co. 4th Machine Gun Battalion Photograph taken of Pvt. John A. McGuigan, HQ's Co. 4th Machine Gun Battalion, 2nd Division, AEF as he fries up doughnuts for the MG Crews at the 4th Machine Gun Battalion's Cantonment Area off the main road between the French villages of Apremont,and Fleville, France, while in preparation for the 2nd Division, AEF's assault on the Barricourt Heights during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive set for Friday, November 1st, 1918.

On the road between Apremont and Fleville, France, Tuesday, October 29th, 1918.
Co B. 4th Machine Gun Battalion Group photograph taken of a M1914 HMG team (with their numbered duty positions) from Co B. 4th Machine Gun Battalion, 2nd Division, AEF. as they practice with their HMG and their gun crew drills while in preparation for the Meuse-Argonne Offensive set for November 1st, 1918.
(# denotes duty positions on the M1914 HMG Team)
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Fleville, France, October 29th, 1918
Officers of the 4th Machine Gun Battalion Group photograph taken of officers of the 4th Machine Gun Battalion, 2nd Division, AEF. while in preparation for movement forward to the front lines during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive set for November 1st, 1918.
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Fleville, France, October 29th, 1918.
4th Machine Gun Battalion near Fleville, France Photograph taken of the motorized machine gun transports and officers of the 4th Machine Gun Battalion, 2nd Division, AEF as they are staged off the main road between the French villages of Apremont,and Fleville, France as they go over last minute details of the 4th Machine Gun Battalion's movement in preparation of the 2nd Division, AEF assault on the Barricourt Heights set for November 1st, 1918.
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On the road between Apremont and Fleville, France, October 29th, 1918.
4th Machine Gun Battalion, Melsbach, Germany, 1919. Group photograph taken of the awards ceremony at Melsbach, Germany of Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Soldiers of the 4th Machine Gun Battalion, 2nd Division, AEF. who are about to be awarded the Army Distinguished Service Cross and the French Croix de Guerre for actions against the enemy while in the French Theater of Operations in 1918 by the Commanding General, MG John A. Lejeune, USMC, 2nd Division, AEF (lower left side of the photograph in overcoat) during the 3rd U.S. Army Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead, Germany in 1919.
Melsbach, Germany, January 8th, 1919.
 
Photographs and descriptive text contributed by:
SSG Steven C. Girard, (Ret.)
WWI Marine Corps Archivist/Historian.
 
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