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51st Company, 5th Marines


WWI photos kindly shared by Mike Eggleston. These are from the 51st Company, 5th Marine Regiment. All are from the Rogers family collection. Most subjects are unknown, but two are identified. One shows Capt Williams (Center) and the officers of the 51st. Williams is the Marine quoted as saying "Retreat Hell, We just Got Here." The other is of Private Raymond P. Rogers, father-in-law of Mr. Eggleston.

2nd Division gallows 95% chance this photograph is of the Gallow Hanging. There were disgruntled German civilians that were caught trying to assassinate some of key leaders of the 3rd U.S. Army during the Occupation of the Bridgehead at Koblenz and were caught, tried, convicted, and hanged.
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SSG Steven C. Girard, (Ret.)
WWI Marine Corps Archivist/Historian.
5th Marines and a tank. Large French Tank, Mounting a 75 mm. Gun, Used in Attack on Thiaucourt, Sept. 13, 1918, During St. Mihiel Drive (Description from The Indian, June 3, 1919.)

"This is a French Saint—Chamond Tank (Assault Gun) working with the 5th Marine Regiment."
SSG Steven C. Girard, (Ret.)
WWI Marine Corps Archivist/Historian
GySgt. 78th Co. 6th Marines, AEF. (GWA)
17th Field Artillery Getting into Position on Meuse-Argonne Drive Seventeenth Field Artillery Getting into Position on Meuse-Argonne Drive, Near Foss,
November 3, 1918. (Description from The Indian, May 6, 1919.)
Captain Williams, 5th Marines Capt Williams (Center) and the officers of the 51st. Williams is the Marine quoted as saying "Retreat Hell, We just Got Here."
Private Raymond P. Rogers Private Raymond P. Rogers
Temporary cemetery for 51st. Company, 5th Marines. Temporary cemetery for 51st. Company, 5th Marines.
 
 
 
 
 
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