134th Infantry Regiment Crest

134th Infantry Regiment

"All Hell Can't Stop Us"

35th Infantry Division emblem

1st Lt. Ralph T. Brennan

1st Lt. Ralph T. Brennan

Lt. Ralph T. Brennan died September 12, 1944 during the battle of Flavigny in France. He was 32 years old. Brennan is buried in the Lorraine Cemetery at St. Avoid, France.

- Photo of Lt. Brennan is courtesy of Paula Evans Baker and the Allen County Historical Museum

Lt. Ralph T. Brennan Plaque on bridge at Flavigny

Lt. Ralph Brennan Plaque on bridge at Flavigny

My thanks to Mr. Jerome Leclerc from France for providing this photograph on April 9, 2001.

 

The plaque on Government Bridge across the Moselle at Flavigny reads: "In Memory of Lt. Ralph T. Brennan and his Comrades of the 35th American Infantry Division Who Gave Their Lives for Our Freedom 10-11 September 1944." Lt. Brennan was commanding officer of F-134-44 at the time of his death. Family members engraved a cross for him 1946, but records were lost. In searching for the origin of the cross, citizens of the area also recovered information about the battle of Flavigny and erected the Flavigny memorial. The plaque was installed in 1998.

- This information was graciously provided by Paula Baker

 

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