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    81st RSC memorializes nine WWI fallen train crash victims [Image 14 of 22]

    81st RSC memorializes nine WWI fallen train crash victims

    FORT JACKSON, SC, UNITED STATES

    05.07.2014

    Photo by 1st Lt. Michael Mascari 

    81st Readiness Division

    The 81st Regional Support Command held a memorial ceremony on May 7 at Fort Jackson, S.C., to honor nine World War I Soldiers who were killed in a train wreck at then-Camp Jackson on May 10, 1918. Those Soldiers were in the 321st Infantry Regiment of the 81st Infantry Division and were part of an advance party on the way to Camp Sevier in Greenville, S.C., when the engine, the baggage car and two of the passenger cars likely slipped a switch and fell approximately 35 feet from the trestle as they were crossing it. Five died in the crash, two died while being pulled from the wreckage and two died at the hospital. Pictured here is the 81st RSC Historical Color Guard.

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 05.07.2014
    Date Posted: 05.09.2014 17:06
    Photo ID: 1328459
    VIRIN: 140507-A-MM321-062
    Resolution: 2317x1724
    Size: 1.37 MB
    Location: FORT JACKSON, SC, US 

    Web Views: 16
    Downloads: 1

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