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Book details
  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:Military / World War I
  • Language:English
  • Pages:96
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543981377

Two Huerfano County Doughboys Over there . . . somewhere in France

The Epic Story of Pvt. John A. Vigil and Pvt. Marcelo O. Reynolds And a few

by Carl P. Lucero

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Overview
Marching, mud, and then mayhem--the god of Mars stirred up the pride and arrogance of the West in the second decade of the new twentieth century. Nation against nation, which became known as the Great War. The European powers were entering their third year and were mired in a stalemate. Two young Huerfanos caught up in the fray from 1917 through 1919 was twenty-two-year-old John A. Vigil, better known as Amo and first cousin twenty-one-year-old Marcelo O. Reynolds, both born and raised in Huerfano County. This book captures their journey along with a few other Huerfanos known as the "Forty-Four Brave" to Camp Funston, Kansas to Port of Le Havre, France and then to the Champagne region where they are assigned to the 28th Infantry Divison. Non-fiction, The Great War, France, World War 1, 28th Infantry Division, Huerfano County, the journey of two young men from Huerfano County to France: Second Battle of the Marne, Bois des Grimpettes, Fismes Sector, Meuse-Argonne Offensive and back home.
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Marching, mud, and then mayhem--the god of Mars stirred up the pride and arrogance of the West in the second decade of the new twentieth century. Nation against nation, which became known as the Great War. The European powers were entering their third year and were mired in a stalemate. Two young Huerfanos caught up in the fray from 1917 through 1919 was twenty-two-year-old John A. Vigil, better known as Amo and first cousin twenty-one-year-old Marcelo O. Reynolds, both born and raised in Huerfano County. This book captures their journey along with a few other Huerfanos known as the "Forty-Four Brave" to Camp Funston, Kansas to Port of Le Havre, France and then to the Champagne region where they are assigned to the 28th Infantry Divison. Non-fiction, The Great War, France, World War 1, 28th Infantry Division, Huerfano County, the journey of two young men from Huerfano County to France: Second Battle of the Marne, Bois des Grimpettes, Fismes Sector, Meuse-Argonne Offensive and back home.

About the author

Carl P. Lucero was born and raised in North Veta, Huerfano County, Colorado. Marcelo Reynolds was his great-uncle and Amo Vigil his first cousin twice removed. [email protected]

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