Tag Archives: Chatel Chehery

La Vie en France: Post #2. Time is not on my Side!

  15 March, 2017 was the Webmaster’s last day at work.  Eight weeks seemed to be more than enough time to get everything done before moving to France for six months on 15 May.  Well, four weeks have passed, and the Webmaster still has an unbelievable do list to accomplish over the next month!!!   To be sure, he did accomplish some major home projects–including renovating an office and the guest bedroom.  He also has spent quality time with the family; and he was able to participate Continue reading →

Then and Now: Chatel-Chéhéry

  Caption:  Belgian friend Wim Degrande submitted this then and now series showing a German truck and three German soldiers in the Village of Chatel-Chéhéry.   Location:  The Y-intersection where the Rue de la Coupé À Jean intersects the D4, in town named the Rue Laloy Chenet.   Source:  Wim Degrande   Note:  The Webmaster is always looking for good then and now pictures for the website.  The goal is to publish 2 per month (24 per year) and that is hard to do when he lives in the United Continue reading →

We Forget Today: Sgt. York Sites, Pall Mall, TN

We forget today just what an impact World War One had on the lives of its participants and their families…   Pilgrimage definition:  A journey, especially a long one, made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion.  (Dictionary.com.) A visit to the Sgt. York Sites in Pall Mall, TN had long been on the webmaster’s bucket list.  So, on a recent business trip to Nashville, he took an additional day off for the 2.5 hour drive from Nashville to Pall Mall, TN Continue reading → Continue reading →

Travel Tips: What can one see of the Meuse-Argonne Battlefield Today?

In recent conversations, acquaintances who have some interest in history and/or a relative who fought in the war have asked this question. On the surface, it was asked innocently enough. They had no idea what they could expect to see on the battlefield. So here’s a list of some of the easily-visible sites in the Meuse-Argonne:   Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon Montfaucon American Monument Destroyed Village of Montfaucon Vauquois Hill and Destroyed Village of Vauquois Lost Batallion Site, near Binarville Sgt. York Sites, near Chatel Chéhéry Continue reading →