The American soldiers arrived in 1917 with the official entry of the USA in the WW1 were not nevertheless the first American to be taken part in this conflict
Dice 1914 an small group of young and courageous American (whose majority lived in France) enthusiast of adventure but especially of idealism and love whith France, were committed in the French Army becoming Pilots in the "French AirForce".
They were the first American of all the History to help and to fight for the country which had helped their country to become independent during the American independence war
The French Army formed them and gathered them in an "American" squadron belonging to the French Army
They were equipped with the famous French aircrafts of the WW1, Nieuport between 1915 and 1916 and the most powerful SPAD (one of best and perhaps even the best aircraft of the WW1) in 1916
This Squadron was baptized "Escradrille Lafayette" in honor of this famous French, the French Army and France who fought beside the American colonists in the American independence war vs UK
By this video I pay tribute to these Braves youngs American who were the first American to die for France in this terrible tragedy which was the WW1
The music is first is the drums in the beggining of "La Marseille" the famous French Anthem, the next, the drums of the French Army during the Napoleonic time and in the battle of Austerlitz, and the last music, the famous "American Salut"
All these music in this video, same the "American Salut" are played by musicians of the French Army ;-)
TRIBUTE to our brothers died !!!
BUT never that !!!
Never more wars between us !!!