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                                 “Friday the 13th" proved to be everything but unlucky!

‘Early
in the morning of Friday the 13th, the regiment enjoyed the luxury of a
refreshing breakfast at their new stopping-place. “Friday
the 13th” proved to be everything but unlucky; and the 55th long remembered Courtisols for its general neatness, its  Y. M. C. A. hut, and the big armful of white champagne grapes that could
be purchased for a franc. The regiment had even the pleasure of hearing town-crier
proclaim a great American victory at St. Mihiel—the complete disappearance of
the salient and the capture of two entire German divisions!’

September 1918, Marne, FranceThe 55th Artillery in the American
Expeditionary Forces, France, 1918 

– Photo: Early spring 1918, France, American & a few French soldiers standing front of a YMCA hut. In 1918, there were 2 instances of “Friday the 13th”:

September 13, 1918 & December 13, 1918