New Historic Marker To Remember NC man Who Flew For France

North Carolina's newest historical marker will be dedicated to an American flyer who died in service to France during World War I.

The service to honor James McConnell will be held in Carthage at
2 p.m. Monday on McReynolds Street, across from the Carthage
Community House.

McConnell was living in Carthage when he enlisted in the French military service in October 1915.

He was killed in aerial combat against two German airplanes over the Somme on March 19, 1917.

The United States entered the war on April 6, 1917. The French presented the town of Carthage a plaque that's displayed on the community building grounds, and an obelisk dedicated to McConnell stands at the Moore County Courthouse.


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