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Arrival at St. Nazaire in 1917

Arrival of the Fifth Regiment of Marines at St. Nazaire. Arrival of the Fifth Regiment of Marines at St. Nazaire. On June 14, 1917, the first expedition of American troops left the United States for France and the Fifth Regiment of Marines, embarked on the naval transports Henderson and Hancock, and the auxiliary cruiser DeKalb, formed approximately one-fifth of it. The DeKalb arrived at St. Nazaire, France, June 26,1917, the Henderson on June 27, 1917, and the Hancock on July 2,1917. On June 27,1917, the Commanding Officer of the Fifth Regiment reported to the Commanding General, First Division, American Expeditionary Forces, and from that date the Fifth Regiment was considered as being detached for service with the army by direction of the President.
The First American Troops Arriving at St. Nazaire, June 26, 1917.
 



 
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