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The plaque indicates that the large tree behind it was planted by the Catholic Children of Nashville n May 19, 1919 to honor Lt. Timothy who was killed in action at Belleau Wood in World War I on Jun 14, 1918. The plaque tells his final story and indicates he was killed by enemy shellfire. Lt. Timothy was the first Tennessee officer killed in the war.

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