Monday, 06 June 2011 17:27 | Oak Creek, Wis. USA
To my Dutch friends:
If any of you, or if any of your friends, wishes to adopt a name on the MIA wall, I have one.
Pfc. William (Sonny) Simon was killed on Nov. 5, 1944, while serving with the 109th Infantry Regiment of the 28th Infantry Division. I assume he was in the Hurtgen Forest attack, because the 28th was mauled in that attack, and books have been written about how the battle never should have happened.
Simon has a VFW post named after him in Middleton, Wis., a few miles from where I grew up. His photo certainly is there and I would think the post probably knows where surviving family is.
I will pursue this once I know he has been adopted.
Tuesday, 31 May 2011 03:55 | PA
So glad I found this on memorial day. RIP to my uncle Martin A Barr, KIA 5/19/44 buried in Ardennes.
Michael S. Simpson
Thursday, 19 May 2011 14:47 | United States
As the Unit Historian for the 445th Bomb Group (Heavy), I would like to take this opportunity to thank the creators of this database for helping to preserve the memory of those who paid the ultimate price for the cost of freedom. May the world never forget what they did!
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 00:25 | Oklahoma
This is a wonderful web page and i hope that i can find some of the stories of the soldiers buried in these three cemeteries.
Tuesday, 15 March 2011 21:22 | Brunssum
Laten wij nooit vergeten.
C. L. McClure
Tuesday, 15 March 2011 12:31 | Michigan USA
Thank you for the honorable site. Maj Schreiber was c/o of 62nd Sq/56thFG when he went down. My dad, Lt. J. E. McClure was c/o of Red Flight. He very much admired Maj Schreiber and was saddened at his loss that day.
Friday, 04 March 2011 16:34 | TN, USA
Thank you so, so much for this wonderful website. My father is buried in Margraten and this makes our family feel like he is still loved over there.
Dwight A. Reynolds
Friday, 04 February 2011 22:45 | Winchester, VA
I was searching for information on Marion Lamm, First Sargeant of "B" Battery of the 320th GFAB who was taken prisoner on Sept. 18, 1944 and soon shot by a German soldier after his glider landed near Zyfflich and Wyler. I could not find his name listed though I had been told that he was buried in Ardenne Cemetery. He was my father-in-law, Capt. Albert Knecht's First Sargeant and close friend.
Any information that anyone can provide will be appreciated.
Nancy J Miller
Sunday, 02 January 2011 00:00
This is a wonderful website. It is my pleasure to assist Mark and Linda Chernek and their friends as we search for information on the soldiers' names they have adopted. I feel honored that they have asked for my assistance. I have learned much about WWII and more on the individual soldiers I have researched. I feel a connection to them as I begin to know more about their lives and ultimately the loss of their life on behalf of all Americans. We must never forget!
Nancy Miller, Bloomington, IL USA
Friday, 24 December 2010 00:00
Thanks to you, Jasper, and to all your staff, for this website and the wonderful database you have developed and created to honor all those who made the supreme sacrifice. Your dedication to honoring these men is truly appreciated. Thanks for your help in posting the profile of my great uncle, SGT Garland Woodrow Collier, 101st ABN, 506th PIR/3rd BTN/HQ Co/LMG Platoon. Garland was killed 5 Oct 1944 in Opheusden, The Netherlands, and is memorialized on the Wall of the Missing in Margraten. His remains were deemed nonrecoverable and his family has never been able to have total closure. We still search for Garland today; however, the kindness of the Dutch people overwhelms us and we know that for many years he has rested at peace in your country and is receiving loving tribute from your countrymen. I'm sure families of the soldiers who lost their lives in the liberation of Holland feel much the same. Thanks again for all your good work in honoring these special heroes.
San Antonio, TX