A telegram arrived April 22 from Headquarters Advance Section, ordering the regiment to move to Le Mans.
And suddenly the telegrams changed the destination of the regiment to Brest.Victory – History of the 805th Pioneer Infantry
256 – War Is Over
We shall never forget the night that Varennes was flooded with light, and a celebration broke loose on the strength of the reported signing of the armistice.Victory – History of the 805th Pioneer Infantry
255 – Meuse Argonne
The 805th Pioneer Infantry was in France, arriving in Rolampont on September 20, 1918.
254 – 805th Pioneer Infantry
The United States entered World War I in April 1917. The goal was to organize a million man army. In May 1918, President Wilson authorized the creation of eight colored regiments.