Thursday, February 25, 2010

Whipple Servicemen Buried Overseas

I received the following from Blaine Whipple yesterday, listing three "Whipples who were killed during World War I and buried in cemeteries overseas." I have identified David O. Whipple in the Whipple Genweb at http://whipple.org/117979. Unfortunately, I haven't (yet) been able to identify James B. Whipple or John B. Whipple. (Please comment if you know their "connection.")

James B. Whipple
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
6th USMC Regiment, 2nd Division
Entered the Service from: Michigan
Died: June 3, 1918
Buried at: Plot A Row 8 Grave 53
Aisne-Marne American Cemetery
Belleau, France

David O. Whipple (in the Whipple Genweb)
Private, U.S. Army
128th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Division
Entered the Service from: Indiana
Died: November 10, 1918
Buried at: Plot D Row 15 Grave 40
Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery
Romagne, France

John B. Whipple
Private, U.S. Army
12th Engineer Regiment
Entered the Service from: Michigan
Died: March 31, 1918
Buried at: Plot B Row 11 Grave 18
Suresnes American Cemetery
Suresnes, France

Blaine states that "the source of the information is the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), an agency of the Executive Branch of the federal government, established 1923 to 'commemorate the service, achievements, and sacrifice of U.S. armed forces where they have served overseas since 1917.' The web address is www.abmc.gov/home.php."

Thank you very much, Blaine! ... and thanks to James, David and John for your sacrifice in preserving freedom. Thanks to all our servicemen and women for their efforts in promoting and preserving freedom.

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