Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial

Fère-en-Tardenois, France

Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial

The Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial (French pronunciation: ​[waz ɛːn]) is an American military cemetery in northern France. Plots A through D contains the graves of 6,012 American soldiers who died while fighting in this vicinity during World War I, 597 of which were not identified, as well as a monument for 241 Americans who were missing in action during battles in the same area and whose remains were never recovered. Included among the soldiers here who lost their lives is poet Joyce Kilmer (1886–1918 ).

A graveyard for former soldiers that were dishonorably discharged and executed for crimes committed during World War II, referred to as Plot E, is nearby. Private Eddie Slovik (1920–1945 ), the only American soldier executed for desertion during World War II, was buried there until 1987.



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