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2nd Division Boulders


2nd Engineer marker inside Belleau Wood The 2nd Division set 22 boulders according to American Armies And Battlefields In Europe, USGPO 1938. However, historian Patrick Mooney of the National Museum of the Marine Corps states that he and battlefield historian, Gilles Lagin, along with two others actually found 24 on the battlefields. They are said to be made of concrete and do have that appearance. The group found that some of the boulders were quite hard to find.

They were probably placed on every jump off line and at the end of the each field of battle. There are more at other key locations historically.

Historian, Gilles Lagin, states that they were made by the 2nd Division Association after the war.

 
Belleau Wood Area
2nd Division boulder at Lucy-le-Bocage Lucy-le-Bocage, Picardy, France
Blanc Mont Ridge
2nd Division boulder at Sommepy-Tahure Rue de la Chaussée, Sommepy-Tahure, Champagne-Ardenne, France
2nd Division boulder at Sommepy-Tahure D320, Sommepy-Tahure, Champagne-Ardenne, France
2nd Division boulder at Saint-Étienne-à-Arnes D23, Saint-Étienne-à-Arnes, Champagne-Ardenne, France
St. Mihiel Salient
2nd Division boulder near Limey-Remenauville D75, Limey-Remenauville, Lorraine, France
2nd Division boulder near Jaulny, Lorraine, France Jaulny, Lorraine, France
 
2nd Division boulder near Landres-et-Saint-Georges Landres-et-Saint-Georges, Champagne-Ardenne, France
2nd Div. boulder and V Corps markers near Mouzon Moulins-Saint-Hubert, Lorraine, France

2nd Div. boulder and V Corps markers
at end of ground gained on Nov. 11, 1918.
2nd Division boulder near Villemontoire Villemontoire, Picardy, France
2nd Division boulder near Moulins-Saint-Hubert D964, Mouzon, Champagne-Ardenne, France
2 USDI boulder in Mouzon
2nd Division boulder in Champagne-Ardenne D947, Champagne-Ardenne, France
 
 
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