82nd Airborne WW II Wall of the Missing
Pvt Jack Foster
Pfc Rollo Gilmore
Pvt Fred D Hoffman
Henri Chapelle Cemetery - Belgium
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(Picture: right) Original grave marker (circa 1949) before reinternment
||HENRI-CHAPELLE CEMETERY lies 2 miles northwest of the village of Henri-Chapelle
which is on the main highway from Liege, Belgium (18 miles) to Aachen, Germany (10 miles).
Henri-Chapelle is 41/2 miles northwest of the Welkenraedt exit (7 miles from the German
border) on the Aachen- Antwerp auto route. Welkenraedt, the nearest station with taxicab
service to the cemetery, may be reached by train from Paris (Gare du Nord), Brussels and Aachen.|
At this cemetery, covering 57 acres, rest 7,989 of our military Dead, most of whom gave
their lives during the advance of the U.S. Armed Forces into Germany. Their headstones are
arranged in gentle arcs sweeping across a broad green lawn which slopes gently downhill.
A highway passes through the reservation. West of the highway an overlook affords an
excellent view of the rolling Belgian countryside, once a battlefield.
To the east is the long colonnade which, with the chapel and museum room, forms the
memorial overlooking the burial area. The chapel is simple but richly ornamented. In the
museum are two maps of military operations, carved in black granite, with inscriptions
recalling the achievements of our Forces.
On the rectangular piers of the colonnade are inscribed the names of 450 of the Missing
who gave their lives in the service of their country. The seals of the states and
territories are also carved on these piers.
(Source: American Battle Monuments Commission)
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