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Gravesite of Joyce Kilmer

Comments by Brian Pohanka - July 26, 2000

Joyce Kilmer's gravesite by BCP[This is a photo I took of the gravesite of Joyce Kilmer] in the American Cemetery at Oise-Aisne. [Kilmer] wrote this fine poem [Rouge Bouquet] I send here the link thereto.

He served as Sergeant in the 165th US Infantry -- the former 69th NY -- the famous Irish-
American Regiment....

We were alone among the thousands of crosses. I placed the flag of our country and the green flag of Ireland on his grave and read this poem. As I did so, the bell in the chapel started tolling....

Photo by Brian Pohanka

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