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World War II

Medal of Honor Recipients
Buried in American Battle Monument Cemeteries
(Europe)

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A.B.M.C. Ardennes
BELGIUM

The grave sites of the 5,328 Americans buried at A.B.M.C. Ardenes neared Neupre, Belgium are laid out in two straight rows that form a Greek cross.  Most the the American dead and 462 missing died in the World War II Battle of the Bulge.  Three Medal of Honor recipients are buried on the sprawling 90-acre green lawn that is ringed by groves of trees.

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Charles Carey
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John Jerstad
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Darrell Lindsey
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A.B.M.C. Brittany
FRANCE

Brittany American Cemetery sits on 20 acres of lush farmland near the village of St. James near the point where American soldiers broke through the hedgerows of Normandy to enter the plains of Brittany.  Among the 4,410 American war dead from that offensive lie two Medal of Honor recipients.  The names of 498 missing Americans are inscribed on the Wall of the Missing.

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Sherwood Hallman 
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Ernest Prussman 
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A.B.M.C. Cambridge
ENGLAND

Near the historic city of Cambridge, England lay the bodies of 3,812 American soldiers of World War II.  The names inscribed on the Wall of the Missing (5,126 of them) exceed the number of known dead.  Most fought in the Battle of the Atlantic, or were airmen lost in the strategic bombing campaigns over Northwest Europe.  One Medal of Honor recipient from the American Army Air Corps is listed among these.

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Leon Vance 
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A.B.M.C. Epinal
FRANCE

In the foothills of Vosges mountain range at Epinal, France are the grave sites of 5,255 American who gave their lives defending freedom during World War II.  The cemetery became the repository for fatalities during the bitter fighting through the Heasbourg Gap during the winter of 1944-45.  In addition to 424 soldiers remembered at the Wall of the Missing, the cemetery is the final resting place for four Medal of Honor recipients.

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Victor Kandle 
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Gus Kefert 
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John Kelly 
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Ellis Weicht 
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A.B.M.C. Florence
ITALY

Seventy acres of white crosses sprawl out along the Rome-Milan highway near Florence, Italy in this World War II American cemetery.  Most of the 4,402 war dead were lost in the battles to liberate Rome and comprising 39% of the U.S. Fifth Army burials originally made between Rome and the Alps.  Three Medal of Honor recipients rest among these, and 1,409 missing soldiers are remembered at the Wall of the Missing.

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Addison Baker
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Roy Harmon
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George Keathley
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A.B.M.C. Henri-Chapelle
BELGIUM

The bodies of 7,989 American soldiers from two great World War II efforts, the U.S. First Army's drive through Northern France (Sept. 1944) and The Battle of the Bulge (Dec. 1944), rest near Henri-Chapelle, Belgium.  Three Medal of Honor recipients are buried in the 57-acre site above which can be seen the colonnades on which are inscribed the names of 450 missing Americans. 

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Frederick Castle 
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Truman Kimbro
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Francis McGraw
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A.B.M.C Lorraine
FRANCE

More than 16,000 American soldiers were originally buried in the St. Avold region, most from the deadly fighting to drive the German Army from the city of Metz.  Today, 10,489 remain interred in France at A.B.M.C. Lorraine near St. Avold, their headstones neatly lined across 113 acres of green grass.  Buried among these are three Medal of Honor recipients, and 444 missing are remembered at the Wall of the Missing.

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Andrew Miller
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Frederick Murphy
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Ruben Rivers 
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David Waybur
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A.B.M.C Luxembourg
LUXEMBOURG

During World War II the city of Luxembourg served as HQ for General George Patton, who is today one of the 5,076 Americans buried in the cemetery's lush 50-acres.  Two Medal of Honor recipients also rest in this cemetery containing the remains of so many who died in the Battle of the Bulge.  Inscribed on two large stone pylons near the entrance to the chapel are the names of 371 Americans who lay elsewhere in unknown graves and who are counted among the missing in action.

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Day Turner
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William McGee
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A.B.M.C. Netherlands
NETHERLANDS

Divided among the sixteen sections of crosses in the only American war cemetery in Netherlands lie the remains of 8,301 defenders of freedom who paid the ultimate sacrifice in World War II.  Six Medal of Honor recipients, more than any other WWII A.B.M.C. cemetery other than the one at Manila, are across its 65 acres.  The Tablets of the Missing on either side of the Court of Honor list the names of 1,723 who were lost in action.

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Robert Cole
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Willy James
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George Peters
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George Peterson
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Walter Wetzel
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Walter Will
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A.B.M.C. Normandy
FRANCE

A.B.M.C. Normandy sits on a cliff overlooking Omaha Beach where American forces came ashore on D-Day (Jun. 6, 1944).  The 172-acre site is the largest of all A.B.M.C. cemeteries, and the markers of 9,386 American war dead are lined up in neat rows.  On a semi-circular wall near the memorial garden is inscribed the names of 3,724 American missing.  Three Medal of Honor recipients are buried here, including the son of a former US president, General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.

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Jimmie Monteith
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Frank Peregory
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Theodore Roosevelt
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A.B.M.C. North Africa
TUNISIA

The bodies of 3,724 Americans who died in fighting from North Africa to the Persian Gulf during World War II lie beneath the neat rows of crosses in the 27-acre cemetery at Tunisia.  The cemetery actually is built above an area that was once part of the ancient Roman city of Carthage.  One Medal of Honor recipient is buried in A.B.M.C. North Africa, and 3,724 missing soldiers are memorialized on the Wall of the Missing.

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Nicholas Minue
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A.B.M.C. Rhone
FRANCE

The 12-acre site for A.B.M.C. Rhone was chosen for its historic location along the route of the U.S. Seventh Army's drive up the Rhone Valley.  The smallest of the World War II cemeteries, 861 Americans are buried beneath the neat rows of white crosses.  On the Wall of the Missing at the retaining wall of the terrace are the names of 294 Americans listed as Missing In Action and whose remains are forever lost on the battlefields of Europe.

There are NO
Medal of Honor Recipients
Buried at A.B.M.C. Rhone

 

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A.B.M.C. Sicily-Rome
ITALY

At the north edge of the town of Nettuno, Italy east of Anzio and a half-hour from Rome are the final resting places of 7,862 American war dead from battles in Sicily, Anzio and elsewhere in the campaign to liberate Italy and the Mediterranean.  Two Medal of Honor recipients rest among their comrades, and 3,095 missing soldiers are remembered on the Wall of the Missing.  The 77-acre site includes a small lake within which sits a small island.

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Sylvester Antolak
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Robert Waugh
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