German POW Graves Fort Custer

The Fort Custer National Cemetery contains the burials of 26 German POW's from the Second World War.

The inscription on the memorial stone reads:
"FROM 1943 TO 1946, FORT CUSTER HOUSED GERMAN PRISONERS OF WAR. A TRUCK/TRAIN COLLISION RESULTED IN THE DEATHS OF SOME OF THE 26 GERMAN SOLDIERS BURIED HERE. OTHERS DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES. SINCE 1953, GERMAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES AND VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS HAVE SPONSORED AN ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE TO HONOR THOSE WHO ARE RESTING HERE.

DEDICATED: VOLKSTRAUERTAG 1991.
YOUR GERMAN AND AMERICAN FRIENDS."

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