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Lower Left Corner (click on names to see medal of honor text)

Upper Left Corner (click on names to see medal of honor text)
          Here, at the home of the Lost Battalion, is a great collection of large WWI bronze plaques, memorials, books, uniforms and memorabilia. No where else in New York have I found the men of the Lost Battalion and the 77th Division honored as they so very well deserve!
          **** WARNING **** You cannot just drive up and see the memorials - it is an active military base in a time of war!
          The center is named after the famous WWII combat reporter, Ernie Pyle, who wore a military uniform while covering the war. Ernie was killed with the troops he supported so well on the Pacific island of IeShima while he was with the 77th Division.
The Lost Battalion of WWI
           in the Argonne Forest October 2nd thru 7th, 1918

This page was last updated on:
March 10, 2002

Ernie Pyle USAR Center
77th Regional Support Command
(77th Reserve Headquarters,
Home of the Lost Battalion)
Fort Totten, NY
          Here, at the home of the Lost Battalion, is a great collection of large WWI bronze plaques, memorials, books, uniforms and memorabilia. No where else in New York have I found the men of the Lost Battalion and the 77th Division honored as they so very well deserve!
          **** WARNING **** You cannot just drive up and see the memorials - it is an active military base in a time of war!
          The center is named after the famous WWII combat reporter, Ernie Pyle, who wore a military uniform while covering the war. Ernie was killed with the troops he supported so well on the Pacific island of IeShima while he was with the 77th Division.
77th Division Men Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor
Upper Left Corner (click on names to see medal of honor text)
Lower Left Corner (click on names to see medal of honor text)

The 15 Medal of Honor Recipients since the 77th's inception in 1917
Main Reception Hall Display
Picture of Reception Hall Wall (to be filled in later)
The main reception hall has a wall dedicated to the history of the division.
In Memorium (cannot read the rest, fill in later)
These 77th Infantry Division Plaques are
Presented as a Living Memorial for the Brave
Soldiers Who Served Our Country and Great
Nation in Both World Wars
Painting of General Alexander,
Commanding General of the 77th Division, AEF
(need to replace, what's with my flash?)
Hall of Memorial Plaques
Picture of Hall from Lobby looking towards  Reception Hall
(to be filled in later)
Picture of Hall from Lobby looking in other direction (to be filled in later)
This impressive collection of 31 (verify) plaques honoring the soldiers of the 77th
from WWI and WWII includes units from the Lost Battalion
Dedicated
to the More than Five Hundred
Gallant Men of the
308th Infantry
77th Division
Who Gave Their Lives in France
Honor Roll of the 307th Infantry
1917-1919
77th Division AEF
Baccarat
Oise
Aisne
Meuse
Argonne

Recognize this plaque?
It is the other copy of the plaque on the boulder in the Central Park 307th Memorial!
It's existence allowed the stolen plaque to be replaced!
Chester Marcus
Public Affairs Office
77th Reserve
at 307th plaque

Chester and other's efforts have preserved history.
He is determined to restore the Central Park Site!
Company C
308th Infantry
Peaceful They Rest in Glory Everlasting
In Memorium
Dedicated to the Eternal Memory
of Our Comerades of D Company 308th Inf
Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice
on the Battlefields of France
In Memory Of
Col. Lucian S. Breckinridge
Whos High Ideals, Courage
Insight and Deep Understanding,
In War and in Peace
Were an Inspiration to Us All

This Plaque
is Affectionately Dedicated by
His Freinds of the 308th Infantry
May 10th, 1949
Museum Rooms
          There are two museum rooms right off the main reception hall, a smaller one for Vietnam and Desert Storm, a larger one for WWI and WWII. In the larger room, one wall's display cases are dedicated to WWI, the other wall to WWII. On a third wall is the memorial to Medal of Honor Recipients (shown above) and the room is filled with plaques, unit insignia's, etc.
The leftmost display case contains photographs, newspaper articles, posters, and the 306th's Battle Flag (left bottom) that is in one of the pictures (top center)
The center case has uniforms, gear, medals, memorabilia and more photo's
The rightmost case has more photographs, uniforms, gear, books, newspaper articles and memorabilia
Dedicated to All the Men
Who Served With
the 77th Infantry Division
in the Two World Wars
In Memory of the
77th Division Men
Who Gave Their Lives and
Their Blood for the
United States of America
306th, 307th & 308th Unit Insignia's Hanging over WWII display cases
77th Reserve's Public Affairs Office
On the wall is a photograph of:
77th Division Staff, General Cornelius Vanderbilt, Commanding
HQ and Staffs, 153rd & 154th Brigades, 306th, 307th and 308th Infantry
Camp Dix, NJ          July 17th, 1930

Below is the document from the New York City Department of Parks that authorized
the creation of the 307th memorial in Central Park
Top reads:
Columbia Gives to Her Son
the Accolade of the
New Chivalry of Humanity

Bottom reads:
Frederich H. Gates Pvt Hq Co. 305th Infantry
Served With Honor in the World War
and was Wounded in Action