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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A forested area of northern France east of Château-Thierry. In World War I it was the site of a hard-fought victory over the Germans (June 1918), and it now contains a cemetery dedicated to the Americans who died in the battle.

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  • n. a World War I battle in northwestern France where the Allies defeated the Germans in 1918

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  • Their lives ended in places called Belleau Wood, The Argonne, Omaha Beach, Salerno and halfway around the world on Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Pork Chop Hill, the Chosin Reservoir, and in a hundred rice paddies and jungles of a place called Vietnam. 35

    Ronald Reagan: First Inaugural Address

  • Their lives ended in places called Belleau Wood, the Argonne, Omaha Beach, Salerno, and halfway around the world on Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Pork Chop Hill, the Chosin

    First Inaugural Address

  • Their lives ended in places called Belleau Wood, The Argonne,

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  • Their lives ended in places called Belleau Wood, The Argonne, Omaha Beach, Salerno and halfway around the world on Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Pork Chop Hill, the Chosin Reservoir, and in a hundred rice paddies and jungles of a place called Vietnam.

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  • It was the beginning of the battle of Belleau Wood.

    Beth Crumley: "Elizabetrh Ford" - A Model T Truck in France

  • Less than a month later the marine brigade of the 2nd Division drove the Germans out of Belleau Wood while the 3rd Division fought at Chateau Thierry.

    Between War and Peace

  • Marines rushed to set up their artillery guns at the Belleau Wood outpost outside Marjah on Feb. 10.

    U.S. Starts Afghan Surge

  • Marines from the 2nd MEB, 3rd Battalion, 10th Marines rushed to set up their artillery guns at Belleau Wood outpost outside Marjah in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Wednesday.

    Marjah: Lead Up to the Offensive

  • The Andersons and all of the operators were safely onboard the Belleau Wood sitting out a rather ferocious tropical storm, and there was only one injury to report.

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  • Rather than waiting for various air force and army units to come together to form an integrated fighting force, the Belleau Wood delivered a complete self-contained fighting unit to the hot spot with air power, muscle, and logistical support all at the same time.

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