Donohue Square (Lawrence, MA)

donohueDonohue Square is located at the intersection of Mill and Methuen Streets. It is dedicated to Private Patrick J. Donohue who served in Company G of the 328th Infantry, 82nd Division (All American) during World War I. Private Donohue was one of a group of seventeen soldiers, including the famous Sargent Alvin York, who were assigned to take down a nest of enemy machine guns holding up their regiment’s advance in Argonne Forest. The Germans withdrew after 25 Germans were killed, 132 captured, and 35 machine guns silenced.

In 1941 a movie starring Gary Cooper as Sgt. York won an Academy Award. In 2008 The French government unveiled a monument in honor of these seventeen men, Donohue’s among them.

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