Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:10 PM
This hearttouching, is written by historician Peter Schrijvers (teaceher at university of Sydney) in coorporation with Stichting Adoptiegraven Margraten. For his book Peter Schrijvers interviewed hundreds of relatives of the soldiers and adoptants of their graves.
"Harrowing And Redeeming, This Is The History Of A Unique 'adoption' System. For Generations, Local Families, Grateful For The Sacrifice Of Their Liberators From Nazi Occupation, Have Cared For Not Only The Graves, But The Memories, Of Over 10,000 Us Soldiers In The Cemetery Of Margraten In The Netherlands"
We Keep The Faith: The Margraten Boys
Charge Receives Book on Margraten?s Adoption of Graves | Embassy of the United States The Hague, Netherlands
Amazon.com: The Margraten Boys: How a European Village Kept America's Liberators Alive (9780230346642): Peter Schrijvers: Books
Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:04 AM
You can "Like" the American Battle Monuments Commission page on Facebook. They post photos of soldiers graves most every day. I asked them show Harold Works' grave this past April 12 and they did.
Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:23 PM
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:13 PM
COLDICOTT, Frederick B
[TD="width: 100%"][h=1]Frederick Coldicott[/h][/TD]
[TD="width: 100%"][h=2]Private, U.S. Army[/h][h=3]Service # 36960241[/h][h=3]120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division[/h][/TD]
[TD="width: 100%"]Entered the Service from: Michigan
Buried at: Plot L Row 9 Grave 22
Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands [/TD]
[TD="width: 100%"]Awards: Purple Heart[/TD]
Edited by Ruud, 08 May 2012 - 09:47 PM.
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