I recently gathered some information about my great uncle, who was killed in WW1 and buried in the Somme US Military Cemetery in Bony, France. He was with the 119th Regiment, 30th Division, and was killed on Sept 29th 1918. I did some checking, and that unit was the spearhead on an attack on the Hindenburg line on that date, and suffered heavy casualties. The Allied attack on the line succeded, and ultimately brought about the end of the war on November 11th. My question: Why were some of the American soldiers buried in France? I wondered if the families were financely responsible for getting their soldiers back, or did the families ask to have their loved ones permently buried where they died? I would have figured the soldiers would have been shipped back home at government expense. The cemetery at Bony was has more that 1800 identified remains buried there, and 333 unknowns. Anyone know the facts?