Memorial 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion

This monument commemorates the American 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion that fought in the Ardennes Campaign and Battle of the Bulge.

Text on the monument:
86th Chemical Mortar Battalion Association
Honors and Remembers

86th Chemical Mortar Battalion, United States Army, World War II
With Headquarters and rest area at Dolhain, Belgium, 6 November 1944 to 4 march 1945
During the Ardennes Campaign and Battle of the Bulge

Its 40 men killed in battle

Its men serving valiantly for 315 days of continuous combat in all 5 major
Compaigns of European Theater of Operations with 366
Wounded and 198 decorated

The people of Dolhain for their friendship and hospitality despite
The war´s hardships

WE CARRIED THE TORCHES OF FREEDOM
AND FRIENDSHIP FORWARD

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Source

  • Text: Christian Kaiser & Paul Moerenhout
  • Photos: Christian Kaiser