Belleau Wood - David Gilbert Wisted

Waxhaw, NC

This past Fathers Day, my family and I visited Belleau Wood Cemetery in France. I served in the 6th Marine Regiment and wanted to leave my Fourragere on a headstone I felt was more deserving than myself, considering the fact that those Marines died earning it. I happened upon David Gilbert Wisted's headstone and saw that he too served in the 6th Marines, and it was a little more than 99 years to the day that he perished. It was here that I left my Fourragere for him to wear until the groundkeepers removed it. It was a moving experience for me and I just wanted to share since a post is named after him. It is a day I will never forget. Semper Fidelis!

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