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06/09/2023

Today we remember Edward L. Bolus.
World War II
Date of Death: Sept. 5, 1944
Private First Class, U.S. Army
317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division
Entered Service From: Ohio
Buried: Plot C Row 12 Grave 30
Lorraine American Cemetery, France
Award: Purple Heart
Service # 35632450

20/05/2023

Today we remember Kenneth Caldwell.
World War II
Date of Death: May 19, 1945
Captain, U.S. Army Air Forces
377th Fighter Squadron, 362nd Fighter Group
Entered Service From: California
Buried: Plot K Row 20 Grave 26
Lorraine American Cemetery, France
Award: Air Medal
Service # 0-728576
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04/05/2023

📍 Lorraine American Cemetery

To mark ABMC’s centennial and the uniqueness of each ABMC site, a vintage poster was created for all 26 cemeteries and four monuments maintained by ABMC. These posters highlight unique features of ABMC cemeteries and commemorative sites, showing that these sites are living sites where visitors, young and old, local and international, get to spend a unique moment of life while honoring America’s fallen.

26/04/2023

Today we remember Devillo W. Erway.
World War II
Date of Death: April 26, 1945
Private First Class, U.S. Army
260th Infantry Regiment, 65th Infantry Division
Entered Service From: New York
Buried: Plot J Row 21 Grave 5
Lorraine American Cemetery, France
Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
Service # 42027147

09/04/2023

Today we remember Barney K. Alexander.
World War II
Date of Death: April 9, 1945
Private First Class, U.S. Army
255th Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division
Entered Service From: South Carolina
Buried: Plot E Row 34 Grave 35
Lorraine American Cemetery, France
Award: Purple Heart
Service # 34966578
www.abmc.gov

08/03/2023

Envie de faire une petite balade ? Envie de tranquillité et de verdure ? Il n'est pas rare de voir les Naboriens et les aussi les touristes de passage dans les allées du cimetière américain de Saint-Avold. Le cimetière américain est ouvert tous les jours de 9 h à 17 h, y compris le dimanche. ...

08/01/2023

Today we remember Bernard Brons.
World War II
Date of Death: Jan. 8, 1945
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
275th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division
Entered Service From: New Jersey
Buried: Plot A Row 19 Grave 32
Lorraine American Cemetery, France
Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart
Service # O1052273
www.abmc.gov

01/01/2023
16/12/2022

Today we remember Henry F. Barrett.
World War II
Date of Death: Dec. 16, 1944
Private, U.S. Army
141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division
Entered Service From: Texas
Buried: Plot C Row 22 Grave 53
Lorraine American Cemetery, France
Award: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
Service # 20802912
www.abmc.gov

🦃🦃 Happy Thanksgiving to all our American Friends 🦃 🇺🇸🤝🇫🇷 🦃
24/11/2022

🦃🦃 Happy Thanksgiving to all our American Friends 🦃 🇺🇸🤝🇫🇷 🦃

Maj Frank Campbell Sellers???? - Dec 12, 1944HQ Co. WIA: Dec 4, 1944 - DOW Dec 12.🎖: Bronze Star - Purple HeartBuried: P...
20/09/2022

Maj Frank Campbell Sellers
???? - Dec 12, 1944
HQ Co.
WIA: Dec 4, 1944 - DOW Dec 12.

🎖: Bronze Star - Purple Heart
Buried: Plot B, Row 26, Grave 26

19/07/2022
16/07/2022

Today we remember Kenneth J. Broster.
World War II
Date of Death: July 16, 1944
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces
726th Bomber Squadron, 451st Bomber Group, Heavy
Entered Service From: Illinois
Buried: Plot C Row 17 Grave 79
Lorraine American Cemetery, France
Award: Purple Heart
Service # 36077836
www.abmc.gov

07/07/2022

THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE !!!! 🇺🇸🙏🇺🇸
This photo, taken on November 5, 1944, near Nancy, France, shows Pvt L.C. Byrd (Tuscaloosa, Alabama) manning the 50.Cal machine gun of his M4 Sherman Tank. This true American hero was a proud member of the 761st Tank Battalion, known as "The Black Panthers". Sadly, Pvt Byrd was killed in action four days after this picture was taken, on November 9, 1944. He is now resting in peace at the Lorraine American Cemetery in France.

🇺🇸 Happy "Independence Day" to all our American Friends 🇺🇸
04/07/2022

🇺🇸 Happy "Independence Day" to all our American Friends 🇺🇸

28/06/2022

🇺🇲 WWII uncovered: Honoring the Heroes We Lost: The Akimoto Brothers of California

On this Memorial Day weekend we honor Victor and John “Johnny” Akimoto who both gave their lives fighting for a country they believed in. Originally from Idaho Falls Idaho, the Akimoto Family relocated to Los Angeles California in 1928. The Akimoto children -four boys and four girls- all excelled in academics and sports. Life was good for the Akimoto Family until the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

According to the Silent Heroes Project: "Victor Akimoto enlisted in the US Army on January 27, 1942. He was initially assigned to Fort Warren, Wyoming for basic training where he learned how to drive military trucks. In January 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the formation of an all Japanese-American unit. Akimoto jumped at the opportunity. Before transferring to Camp Shelby, Mississippi to join the 100th Battalion from Hawaii and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Akimoto was promoted and earned his Sergeant’s stripes."

"In February 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066. The government relocated the Akimoto family to the Santa Anita Race Track Civilian Assembly Center. The family used their Idaho connections to become farm laborers in the sugar beet fields near Lincoln, Idaho. Later, Johnny Akimoto and then his parents moved to the Amache Internment Camp in Colorado. On April 7, 1943, Johnny Akimoto was one of the first two volunteers for the 100th Infantry Battalion from the Amache Internment Camp. Brothers Victor, Johnny and Ted met up at Camp Shelby. John was the only brother initially set to be shipped overseas for combat. Immediately Sergeant Victor Akimoto asked for a demotion in rank so he could join his brother. The request was granted. Private Victor Akimoto was on his way to Italy."

"Near Biffontaine, the Germans had surrounded members of the 141st Infantry Regiment, a unit mostly from Texas, for nearly a week. Victor's regiment made several attempts to help rescue this “Lost Battalion” before the regiment finally succeeded. This was one of the most costly battles undertaken by the 100th Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team. The Germans captured Victor Akimoto on October 24, 1944, and he eventually died of his injuries at the Bad Orb Prisoner of War Camp Hospital in Germany on December 14, 1944. Victor was 26 years old at the time of his passing. Victor was the recipient of the Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Bronze Star, Distinguished Unit Badge, three Presidential Unit Citations/Distinguished Unit Badge, Expert Marksman Badge, European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, and a Victory Medal."

"Private First Class John Akimoto was a veteran of the Battle of Anzio and the Rome to Arno Campaign in Italy. On August 2, 1944 John passed away from illness at the age of 19 years old. John was the recipient of the Bronze Star, European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, and Combat Infantryman’s Badge."

The Akimoto Brothers' contributions helped the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team receive over 18,000 individual decorations making them the most decorated unit in US military history.

Victor and Johnny remain in rest next to each other at the Lorraine American Cemetery in Saint-Avold, France. Lest We Forget.



Original description and photo sourced by the The Silent Heroes Project a Division of National History Day, Honor States Database, Ancestry Database and Find a Grave Database

24/06/2022

Today we remember Buddy Rambeau.
World War II
Date of Death: June 24, 1945
426th Quartermaster Company, 101st Airborne Division
Private, U.S. Army
Entered Service From: Idaho
Buried: Plot A Row 21 Grave 41
Lorraine American Cemetery, France
Service # 39477091
www.abmc.gov

16/06/2022
🇺🇸🇫🇷 Memorial Day 2022 - 2Lt Ferris Clinton Suttle (369th FS - 359th FG) : tombé dans un accident en retour de mission l...
02/06/2022

🇺🇸🇫🇷 Memorial Day 2022 - 2Lt Ferris Clinton Suttle (369th FS - 359th FG) : tombé dans un accident en retour de mission le 28 Août 1944 à Dombasle (54).
Il repose à Saint Avold: Plot C, Row 3, Grave 51.
🎖: Air Medal avec 3 Oak Leaf Clusters

Article: Républicain Lorrain du 30/05/2022

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56661378/ferris-clinton-suttle

🇺🇸🇫🇷 Memorial Day 2022 🌺🕊🕯🌺
30/05/2022

🇺🇸🇫🇷 Memorial Day 2022 🌺🕊🕯🌺

28/05/2022

🇺🇲 WWII uncovered: Memorial Day 2022: Honoring the Heroes We Lost: The Akimoto Brothers of California

On this Memorial Day weekend we honor Victor and John “Johnny” Akimoto who both gave their lives fighting for a country they believed in. Originally from Idaho Falls Idaho, the Akimoto Family relocated to Los Angeles California in 1928. The Akimoto children -four boys and four girls- all excelled in academics and sports. Life was good for the Akimoto Family until the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

According to the Silent Heroes Project: "Victor Akimoto enlisted in the US Army on January 27, 1942. He was initially assigned to Fort Warren, Wyoming for basic training where he learned how to drive military trucks. In January 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the formation of an all Japanese-American unit. Akimoto jumped at the opportunity. Before transferring to Camp Shelby, Mississippi to join the 100th Battalion from Hawaii and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Akimoto was promoted and earned his Sergeant’s stripes."

"In February 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066. The government relocated the Akimoto family to the Santa Anita Race Track Civilian Assembly Center. The family used their Idaho connections to become farm laborers in the sugar beet fields near Lincoln, Idaho. Later, Johnny Akimoto and then his parents moved to the Amache Internment Camp in Colorado. On April 7, 1943, Johnny Akimoto was one of the first two volunteers for the 100th Infantry Battalion from the Amache Internment Camp. Brothers Victor, Johnny and Ted met up at Camp Shelby. John was the only brother initially set to be shipped overseas for combat. Immediately Sergeant Victor Akimoto asked for a demotion in rank so he could join his brother. The request was granted. Private Victor Akimoto was on his way to Italy."

"Near Biffontaine, the Germans had surrounded members of the 141st Infantry Regiment, a unit mostly from Texas, for nearly a week. Victor's regiment made several attempts to help rescue this “Lost Battalion” before the regiment finally succeeded. This was one of the most costly battles undertaken by the 100th Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team. The Germans captured Victor Akimoto on October 24, 1944, and he eventually died of his injuries at the Bad Ord Prisoner of War Camp Hospital in Germany on December 14, 1944. Victor was 26 years old at the time of his passing. Victor was the recipient of the Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Bronze Star, Distinguished Unit Badge, three Presidential Unit Citations/Distinguished Unit Badge, Expert Marksman Badge, European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, and a Victory Medal."

"Private First Class John Akimoto was a veteran of the Battle of Anzio and the Rome to Arno Campaign in Italy. On August 2, 1942 John passed away from illness at the age of 19 years old. John was the recipient of the Bronze Star, European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, and Combat Infantryman’s Badge."

The Akimoto Brothers' contributions helped the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team receive over 18,000 individual decorations making them the most decorated unit in US military history.

Victor and Johnny remain in rest next to each other at the Lorraine American Cemetery in Saint-Avold, France. Lest We Forget.



Original description and photo sourced by the The Silent Heroes Project a Division of National History Day, Honor States Database, Ancestry Database and Find a Grave Database

24/05/2022
11/05/2022
11/05/2022

Today we remember John Smyk.
World War II
Date of Death: May 11, 1945
Private First Class, U.S. Army
328th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division
Entered Service From: Connecticut
Buried: Plot E Row 19 Grave 34
Lorraine American Cemetery, France
Service # 31414454
www.abmc.gov

🕊8 Mai 1945 - La 2e Guerre Mondiale est officiellement terminée en Europe. Depuis le 7 L'Allemagne à signée à Reims, l'a...
08/05/2022

🕊8 Mai 1945 - La 2e Guerre Mondiale est officiellement terminée en Europe. Depuis le 7 L'Allemagne à signée à Reims, l'acte de capitulation sans conditions, fixant le cessez le feu au 8 23h01.
Mais n'oublions pas que la guerre continue encore dans le Pacifique ou les combats sont acharnés..... 🕊

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