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Two Memorials Rochelinval

Text on the plaque on the left:
551st American Parachute
Battalion Combat Team
Rochelinval
Le 7 janvier 1945
110 parachutistes
libererent ce village
le 3-1-45 ils etaient 790
en 4 jours de combat
leur commandant le
Lt Col Wood G Joerg
et 680 des leurs etaient
tombes POUR LA PAIX
ET NOTRE LIBERTE On January 7th 1945
110 paratroopers
retook this town
on 3-1-1945 there were 790
in 4 days of fighting 680
including their Commander
Lt Col Wood G Joerg
Fell on the battlefield
FOR PEACE AND
OUR LIBERTY


Above the large plaque is a picture with the following text:
Lt. Col. Wood G. Joerg
Commander
K.I.A. January 7th 1945
De tekst op de kleine plaquette onder de grote plaquette:
Presidential unit citation
Rochelinval, Belgium, January 7, 1945


Text on the white plaque:
551st. American Parachute
Infantry Battalion
1944 1945
Dedicted in memory of the courageous
sacrifices of the Belgian people in
our mutual struggle against oppression
and to restore the liberty
Remember – them

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Dedie en souvenir des courageux
sacrifices du peuple Belge pendant
notre lutte commune contre
l’oppression et pour retablir
la liberte
ne les oubliez jamais
ROCHELINVAL

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