Corporal Russell E. Hoyt Field WWI Centennial Re-Dedication Thursday, Apr. 12

As part of a series of events to honor the Centennial year of WWI (1918), the City of Cambridge Veterans’ Services Department, in collaboration with the Mayor's Office, City Manager's Office, Military Order of the Purple Heart, and Massachusetts Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Association, will rededicate the Russell E. Hoyt Field at Gilmore St., Cambridge, on Thursday, Apr. 12, at 9:30 a.m.

Russell E. Hoyt was a member of the 26th Division (Yankee), Massachusetts National Guard, which was the first full division to deploy to France, and the 104th Infantry Regiment. He was posthumously awarded the Croix de Guerre by the French Army on April 28, 1918; this was the first American unit ever awarded a foreign decoration.

For more information, please contact Neil MacInnes-Barker, Director Department of Veterans’ Services, at or 617-349-4765.

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