World War I U.S. Army Doughboy

World War I U.S. Army Doughboy (HM1SBY)

Location: Kenner, LA 70062 Jefferson Parish
Country: United States of America
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N 29° 59.428', W 90° 14.594'

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The United States had a regular Army of only 200,000 men when it declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917.

With a need for a larger army, Congress passed a Selective Service Act that made all able-bodied men between the ages of 21 and 30 subject to military service. The government put nearly 4 million men in uniform and sent about 2 million soldiers overseas as members of the American Expeditionary Force.

WWI infantrymen were called "Doughboys" because of the similarity of the buttons worn on their uniforms to a popular Civil War era donut called a "doughboy".
Year Placed1995
Placed ByTreasure Chest Casino
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Date Added Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 765960 N 3320928
Decimal Degrees29.99046667, -90.24323333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 59.428', W 90° 14.594'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 59' 25.68" N, 90° 14' 35.64" W
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Area Code(s)504
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1803 Minor St, Kenner LA 70062, US
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