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Danforth Brooks Ferguson

42nd Coast Artillery Regiment

Private, U.S. Army

Entered the Service from:

New York

Died:

10/20/1918

Grave Location:

Plot G, Row 27, Grave 30

While studying in Paris, Pvt. Danforth B. Ferguson was taken by the “national heroism” that he believed to be holding the country together. He enlisted in Section 2 of the American Ambulance Field Service early in 1915. In a letter, Ferguson wrote:

I’m out here doing a man’s work. While we don’t get into a great deal of danger, at least we can feel that we have had the good fortune to have lived and studied in France can in a small measure repay her. And when the United States finally comes to help La Belle France, perhaps the entente cordiale of these few ambulance sections will help the good feeling along.

In another letter he wrote, I carried forty wounded today and am dead tired. Perhaps a great many of the wounded won’t live for more than a few hours, poor fellows.

Danforth died of influenza on October 20, 1918.

Danforth Brooks Ferguson is buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery Plot G, Row 27, Grave 30.