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“From Mexico to Cantigny and the Rhine: America’s First Division in World War I

“From Mexico to Cantigny and the Rhine: America’s First Division in World War I” featuring Paul Herbert

Thursday, November 14

Cantigny Park is named for a Village in France where the First Division of the American Expeditionary Forces fought America’s first battle for Europe nearly 100 years ago.  The late Col. Robert R. McCormick and other local citizens were there.  Paul Herbert, Executive Director of Cantigny’s First Division Museum, will discuss how and why the Division was organized and deployed, the battles it fought and how it became the legendary 1st Infantry Division, the Big Red One.