"Belleau Wood was a glorious, but an unnecessary sacrifice... It was magnificent fighting, but not modern war."
The battle was fought by the U.S. Marines attached to the Second Division, which was under the command of General Dickman.
So wrote the former W.W. I commanded of the U.S. Fourth Corps, Major General Joseph T. Dickman (1857 - 1928) nine years after the smoke cleared.
Click here to read some statistical data about the American Doughboys of the First World War.