40 NY WWI soldiers killed on same day in 1918 to be honored
GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) — Forty soldiers killed on the same day during World War I are being remembered in the Hudson Valley on the 100th anniversary of their deaths.
Orange County officials will hold a ceremony Saturday to honor the 40 county residents who died on Sept. 29, 1918, when Allied forces breached the Hindenburg Line in northern France.
The Hindenburg Line was the last line of German defenses. Soldiers who broke through the heavily fortified zone helped bring about the end of World War I less than two months later, on Nov. 11, 1918.
The ceremony is being held at the county’s Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Goshen.
The 40 Orange County residents served in Companies E and L of the 107th Regiment of the Army’s 27th Infantry Division.