Sparks-WWI Mention Lafayette 5-9-1933

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Sparks-WWI Mention Lafayette 5-9-1933 - HEART ATTACK IS FATAL TO AUTHOR OF FAMOUS...
HEART ATTACK IS FATAL TO AUTHOR OF FAMOUS PHRASE By Associated P:i ' San Francisco, May 9. A heart ailment has ended the life of the Army officer who uttered the ringing war - time phrase, "Lafayette, we are here." Colonel Charles E. Stanton, 74, whose declaration was made July 4. 1917. in Paris before the tomb of the Frenchman who aided the American colonies in the Revolutionary War. died last night. He was stricken 111 less than a week ago. . The phrase, epitomizing the arrival of the first American troops to Join the Allies in the World War. fired the French audience with characteristic enthusiasm, and Colonel Stanton was fond of recalling he lost his sack of tobacco, from which he had started to roll a clgaret, as a rush of congratulatory embraces swept upon him. At first popularly attributed to General John J. Pershing, who was present at the ceremony, the phrase soon resounded throughout France and the United States. -

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  1. Harrisburg Telegraph,
  2. 09 May 1933, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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