This memorial commemorates Cpl. Richard F. Wiegand who on this location at Trou du Loup, on 25 December 1944, managed to stop with a bazooka a German advance with tanks from Grandmenil to Erezée.
Just in 1991, it became known that is he was the one who stopped the tanks. He was awarded posthumuously a Silver Star. Richard Wiegand is buried in Henri-Chapelle Plot H Row 2 Grave 52.
Text on the memorial:
ici au "Trou du Loup"
L' avancée Allemande fut arrêtée
d'un tir de bazooka
le 25 décembre 1944
par ce héros qui donna sa vie
Corporal Wiegand Richard. F
75th DI 289 rég comp K
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- Text: Fedor de Vries & Frits Kruishaar
- Photos: Frits Kruishaar