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May 2017

Lest We Forget: Preserving Memories of WWI at New Haven Museum

May 24 @ 3:00 am - 7:00 pm
New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Avenue.
New Haven, CT United States
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Bernice McNeil Loan 3

When fresh-faced Hamden, Connecticut resident Robert Remington and the rest of New Haven’s 102nd Regiment arrived in Seicheprey, France in late 1917, it was assumed that the green soldiers would slowly acclimate themselves to modern warfare. In the predawn hours of April 20 1918, German Stormtroopers struck. In what became known as the first U.S. engagement of World War One (WWI), Remington was bayonetted in the stomach. He died on May 1, shortly before his 19th birthday. Thanks to the…

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