103rd Field Artillery Regiment, 26th Infantry Division
Plot F, Row 10, Grave 29
Pvt. Charles Bacon spent the summer of 1918 training with an artillery branch in a camp at Jouaignes, France. Here he wrote long descriptive letters to his family of his experience. “We felt like lost dogs,” he wrote of the sensation of being under fire. He wrote to his mother about the unfortunate necessity of war, but assured her, “I will do whatever I can to do the most good.”
Bacon was killed in action between Haumont and Samogneux in October 1918. As he stood by his gun in a small pit, he was struck and instantly killed by a shell.
Charles Bacon is buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery Plot F, Row 10, Grave 29.