Mémorial franco-américain Marne 09617. Photo by GGaritan (Gérald Garitan). Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Image available from Wikimedia Commons.
The Château-Thierry American Monument was erected to commemorate the achievements and sacrifices of American and French troops during the Aisne-Marne and Oise-Aisne offensives. The monument, on Hill 204 overlooking Château-Thierry and the Marne River Valley, was designed by Paul Philippe Cret. Alfred Alphonse Bottiau sculpted the two figures on the west facade which represent the United States and France. General John J. Pershing was present for the inauguration of the monument on 9 October 1937.
Commemorative text on the American Monument of Château-Thierry. Photo by Zeugma fr (Antoine Fleury-Gobert). Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Image available from Wikimedia Commons.
My great-grandfather's first cousin Ferdinand Constand Schneider was killed during the Aisne-Marne campaign.
References and Additional Resources
Chateau-Thierry American Monument
Chateau-Thierry Monument (American Battle Monuments Commission)
Monuments of Château-Thierry Area (American Remembrance)
An Hour from Paris: Chateau Thierry’s American WWI Sights (photolog)