Among the sites I have been following is the World War I Native American Warriors. They posted a request for help in decorating of the graves of two American Indian soldiers, Private Frank Coon and Private First Class Oscar Tiger, buried in St Mihiel American Cemetery in France for Memorial Day, 2017.
I forwarded the request to Georges and Lilane Dennebouy of St. Malo France.
Georges and Lily were among the researchers and organizers of the memorial in Tamerville, Normandy to the 3110th Signal Service Battalion in which my late father Felix A. Cizewski served in Company C and other units.
Georges Dennebouy found that and contacted me.
That documentation was used to memorialized the 3110th in Tamerville.
As I worked with George and Lily we became friends I learned of their interest in, respect for, and appreciation of American Indian life and culture.
Their work in honoring WWII Americans who liberated Normandy and their respect of American Indian life and culture is why I forwarded to them the request to decorate the WWI Native American soldiers graves in France.
Georges Dennebouy had a florist near St. Mihiel American Cemetery place flowers on both graves on May 28, 2017.
When World War I Native American Warriors asked for assistance we activated our international network of relationships we have developed through our WWII Signal Corps family history work.
Because of that two American Indian WWI soldiers were remembered on Memorial Day, 2017 by both the American people whom they served and the people of France whom they defended.
World War I
Philip Lovetere Company C, 1st Battalion, 64th Infantry Regiment, 14th Infantry Brigade of the 7th Infantry Division. Leonard Cizewski maternal grandfather.
Le Roman Fleuri, Florist in Saint-Mihiel, France.
World War II: Tamerville and the Signal Corps
Additions to Felix & Normandy for the 65th Anniversary of D-Day: Leonard Cizewski’s father Felix A. Cizewski, Company C, 3110th Signal Service Battalion. Family history blog post.
Northern France: 3110th Signal Service Battalion in Tamerville.