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Memorial 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment

The monument consists of a star, in the centre of this star there is a plaque and on every point of the star a cross has been placed with the names of the victims on it.
Behind the star there is a large cross made up from the shackles of a chain, behind this cross a trunk of a tree has been placed in the shape of a V. Behind all this there is a stone.
The names on the little crosses can be read from left to right:
Sgt. W. Spears
Cpl. A. Caraciola
Pfc. H. Ford
Pfc. W. Jacobsen
Pfc. B. Baraglia

The text on the plaque in the centre of the star:
1944 1945
Battle of the Bulge
517th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Don’t forget them

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  • Text: Mia van den Berg
  • Photos: Dick de Bruijne (1) & Mia van den Berg (2,3,4,5)