Gold Star Pin (above)
82nd Airborne WW II interred at Luxembourg
1st Lt Gus Gerard
Besides assisting those seeking information on any individual
interred or memorialized at one of the many sites around the world the
American Battle Monument Commission also provides a searchable
database for American Armed Services Personnel that are
interred or memorialized at one of these sites.
(Picture: right) General George S Patton's remains are
among those interred at this cemetery.
||LUXEMBOURG CEMETERY lies just within the limits of Luxembourg City,
three miles east of the center of that capital, 248 miles northeast of Paris.|
The cemetery, 50 1/2 acres in extent, is situated in a beautiful wooded area.
Not far from the entrance stands the white stone chapel sitting on a wide circular platform
nearly surrounded by woods. It is embellished with sculpture in bronze and stone, a stained glass
window with American unit insignia and a mosaic ceiling. In front of the chapel at a lower lever are
two large stone pylons with operations maps made of inlaid granites and accompanying inscriptions
describing the achievements of American Armed Forces in the region during World War II.
Additionally these pylons are inscribed with the names of 371 American who gave their
lives in the service of their country who lie in unknown graves.
Sloping downhill from the memorial is the burial area containing 5,076 American Dead,
many of whom gave their lives in the "Battle of the Bulge" and in the advance to
the Rhine River. Their headstones follow along graceful curves. The nearby trees,
fountains and flower beds contribute to the dignity of the cemetery.
The cemetery was established on December 29, 1944 by the 609th Quartermaster Company of
the U.S. Third Army while Allied Forces were stemming the enemy's desperate Ardennes
Offensive, one of World War II critical battles.The city of Luxembourg served as
headquarters for General George S. Patton's
U.S. Third Army. His remains are among those interred at the cemetery.
(Source: American Battle Monuments Commission)
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