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Alan Seeger
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    (June 22, 1888-July 4, 1916)
    Born in New York City, New York
    Joined the French Foreign Legion during World War I
    Died in battle at Belloy-en-Santerre
    Best-known poem is 'I Have a Rendezvous with Death'
    Uncle of folksinger Pete Seeger
    His poems were published posthumously.
    He romanticized dying young.
    His Harvard classmate T.S. Eliot described his style as 'so much out of date as to be almost a positive quality.'
    He died cheering a successful charge by his fellow soldiers despite having been hit several times by machine gun fire.
    When France erected a monument to Americans who volunteered to fight in WWI before the US entered the war, they based the statue on a photo of Seeger.
    'I Have a Rendezvous with Death' was one of John F. Kennedy's favorite poems.

Credit: C. Fishel

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