UPDATE: THE 2020 BATTLE OF SEICHEPREY DINNER HAS BEEN COVID-19 CANCELED (20MARCH2020)
Join the American Legion New Haven Post 210 for a charity fundraiser and commemoration of Connecticut’s 102nd Infantry Regiment World War I battle in Seicheprey, France.
All proceeds from the April 18, 2020 dinner at Trinity Bar & Restaurant (TheTrinityBar.com) benefit Post 210 and Digging Into History: WWI Trench Restoration—a community service trip to France for Connecticut high school students to restore a section of trench and honor the service and sacrifice of American troops in the Great War.
Michael E. Shay, author of the Yankee Division in the First World War: In the Highest Tradition and three other books on the YD will be our featured speaker.
Celebrated Chef and Trinity Co-Owner Shane Carty is providing hors d’oeuvres in the banquet room after 6 p.m.; a buffet dinner of roast beef, chicken marsala, vegetarian lasagna, and Carty’s signature Shepherd’s Pie at 7 p.m.; and desert and coffee. There will be raffles and a dedicated cash bar.
Seating is limited and advanced $40.00 tickets are required for this exclusive fundraising event, which may be purchased from American Legion New Haven Post 210 organizers (Venmo: @CharlesPickett) or online at Legion.Eventbrite.com.
The Battle of Seicheprey Dinner is a social function of a military nature being held after retreat. Military comrades are requested to wear their Blues & Grays with medals (but not caps) and authorized veterans and service members may wear their dress uniforms.
The dinner will commemorate the 1918 battle where the newly-arrived soldiers of Connecticut’s 102nd Infantry Regiment of the U.S. 26th Infantry Division (the Yankee Division), beat back raiding German Stormtroopers in one of America’s earliest World War I engagements in France. Centered on the southern edge of the St. Mihiel Salient, the fighting culminated in desperate hand-to-hand combat, resulting in 81 Americans dead, 402 wounded, 197 taken prisoner and the destruction of the hamlet of Seicheprey.