Memorial for Captain Aquilla A. Calhoun, Jr.

Dublin Core

Title

Memorial for Captain Aquilla A. Calhoun, Jr.

Alternative Title

Memorial for Capt. Aquilla Calhoun

Subject

World War II, 1939-1945
Army
Veterans--Florida

Description

The memorial for Captain Aquilla A. Calhoun, Jr. in Bresles, France. Capt. Calhoun, a native of Panama City, Florida, attended the University of Florida (UF) and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. It was upon his graduation that Capt. Calhoun enlisted as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves. Upon his enlistment, he entered the 92nd Field Artillery's 2nd Armored Division in Fort Benning, Georgia. His unit gained the nickname the Brave Cannons, which has stuck throughout the 92nd Field Artillery's career. With the intensification of World War II, the Allied began to execute the Omaha Beach Normandy Invasion in June of 1944. After the invasion, Capt. Calhoun made his way to Northern France, where he played a vital role in the liberation of Bresles, a commune in the Picardie region of France. Capt. Calhoun died during his service in France and is currently buried at the Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in Dinozé, France. Calhoun is one of 85 Florida residents interned at Epinal. His death led to the creation of a tribute site and memorial in his honor in Bristles.

Date Created

ca. 2015-12-15

Is Part Of

Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

135 KB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Bresles, France

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Epinal Cemetery Project

Curator

Berrios, Melissa
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Unknown

External Reference

"En souvenir du soldat américain." Courrier Picard, September 8, 2012. https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/935628_123685017831888_1935428313_n.jpg?oh=b94bf6b0a3bfc74aba8f10090c557950&oe=57781DD4.
"Aquilla Calhoun, Un Héros Américain Tombé Pour La Libération De Bresles." Tribute to Capt Aquilla Calhoun, January 29, 2016. https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/v/t1.0-9/1441236_185057748361281_1766238369_n.jpg?oh=38dd54c9e1f454bf71e2288bc13ea0fd&oe=577C4BA2.
David, Powell. "Unit History: The 1/92nd Field Artillery Association - Vietnam." Brave Cannons. Accessed March 21, 2016. http://www.bravecannons.org/History/red_devil.html.
"To Receive Degree from U. of Florida." The Panama City News-Herald, January 18, 1942. https://www.newspapers.com/image/39103540/?terms=Calhoun.
"Miss Lillian Luke Becomes Bride of Lt. A. A. Calhoun In Lovely Eufaula Ceremony." The Panama City News-Herald, January 18, 1942. https://www.newspapers.com/image/39092405/?terms=Calhoun.

Transcript

A LA MEMOIRE DE L'EQUIPAGE
DU CHAIR AMERICAIN
DE LA 2nd ARMORED DIVISION
COMMANDE PAR LE CAPTAIN AQUILLA CALHOUN
TOMBE AU CHAMP D' HONNEUR
LE JI AOUT[?] 1944
LA COMMUNE DE BRESLES
RECONNAISSANTE

G.N.R
39-45
IN MEMORY OF THE AMERICAN TANK CREW
OF THE 2nd ARMORED DIVISION
ORDERED BY THE CAPTAIN AQUILLA CALHOUN
FALLEN IN BATTLE
ON AUGUST 31 1944
THE TOWN OF BRESLES
IS GRATEFUL

G.N.R
39-45

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1 color digital image

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