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French support for American Revolution honored with marker near Jamestown

French support for American Revolution honored with marker near Jamestown

Col. Phillipe Roux, the French Liaison Officer to the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, stood alongside the road near where French troops from the West Indies landed at Jamestown in their bid to assist the fledgling United States in its war against the world's most powerful empire.

Roux read from prepared remarks, emphasizing the bond the nations have held since the U.S.'s birth, to World War I and World War II, to today in Afghanistan.

"I am honored to be here today to represent my country, " Roux said to a small gathering of the James City County Historical Commission and county officials.

On Wednesday the county unveiled two historic mile markers...

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