134th Infantry Regiment Crest

134th Infantry Regiment

"All Hell Can't Stop Us"

35th Infantry Division emblem

Monument at Flavigny

Monument at Flavigny

Monument at Flavigny

From left to right: Paul J. Dwyer (134th - HQ Company), Edward A. Farris (134th - G Company) and Fred Roecker (General Roecker's son)
Thanks to Mr. Jerome Leclerc from France for providing these photographs.

A handsome monument bearing the 35th Division insignia has been erected at Flavigny, south of Nancy, France in 1987. The monument is adjacent to the Goverment Bridge across the Moselle River. It recalls the "Night of Hell" of Sept. 10-11, 1944, when the Second Battalion of the 134th Regiment was decimated when it attempted to cross the river, preparatory to the drive on Nancy. Some 500 - 600 soldiers were killed, wounded, captured or lost. The 60th Engineering Battalion and the 110th Medical Battalion also suffered great losses in one of the bloodiest battles of the Lorraine Campaign. More than 400 French citizens subscribed to the campaign to erect the monument in . The inscription, in French and English, reads: "For Those Who Fought in This Area and Died For Our Peace And Freedom, September 1944.

- This information was graciously provided by Paula Baker.

Link to a description of the battle at Flavigny bridge

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