Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint Avold, France (WWII)


The Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, in Saint Avold, France was established 16 March 1945. It contains 10,489 American Soldiers. It's the largest American Cemetery in Europe. 200 graves are of the Jewish faith, their graves marked with the Star of David, while the rest are all crosses. All tombstones are made of Italian Marble. In addition to the graves, there are 151 Unknown Soldiers whose names are on a wall, but they do not know who is buried in which grave. There are 28 sets of brothers buried side by side, 8 women who served as Army Nurses, Women's Army Corps, and in the American Red Cross. 4 graves are done in gold wording as they received the Medal of Honor, the highest honor. There was also one grave where 3 men were buried together.

There is a large memorial with 5 figures on the wall that represent the eternal struggle for freedom typified by religious and military heroes who, throughout history have taken part in the struggle for freedom. On the left was David, King of Israel, at his feet is the sling with which he slew Goliath. Next to King David is Constantine the Great, more eminent of the 14 Constantines of history and the first Roman Emperor to recognize Christianity. In the center is a figure that represents the Gallant Warrior, to portray all soldiers who have fought in the War. To his right was King Arthur, most colorful King of England, best known for his knights of the Round Table. And on the extreme right was George Washington, Father of our country.

There are photos of 3 sets of brothers. They are marked with an asterick (*). The names are Ferrell, Sundahl and Wilkos. There are 2 photos of the Medal of Honor tombstones. They are Andrew Miller and Frederick Murphy. Please remember that the names below, are only a small fraction of graves in this cemetery. The graves below are only the ones that I took a photo of while visiting. For more information about the cemetery, please see http://www.abmc.gov/lo.htm

Views of the Cemetery
Photo 1 || Photo 2 || Photo 3 || Photo 4 || Photo 5 || Photo 6
Memorial - Photo || Memorial - Photo 3
 

George F. Alexander Jr.
S SGT 101 INF 26 DIV
Alaska Nov. 21, 1944
Carl K Gibson
2 LT 762 BOMB SQ 460 BOMB GP (H)
Kentucky   Dec. 20, 1944
Bobbie B Neathery
PFC 10 INF 90 DIV
Kentucky   Oct. 29, 1944
Ervin L Bagwell
PFC 48 INF 7 DIV
Kentucky July 28, 1945
Neville L Gibson
T SGT 8 INF BN 20 ARMD DIV
Illinois   May 1, 1945
Ralph M Nelson
PFC 32 ORD MAINT CO
South Dakota   June 25, 1945
Robert Bass
134 INF 35 DIV
Massachusetts   Sept. 21, 1944
Roscoe L Goosey
PVT 43 TK BN 12 ARMD DIV
Kentucky   Mar. 24,1945
Otto H New
PFC 8 INF 4 DIV
Kentucky   Dec. 19, 1944
E Luther Berry
53 INF 4 ARMD DIV
Kentucky   Dec. 3, 1944
Clarence Goostree Jr
PVT 104 INF 26 DIV
Illinois   Oct. 22, 1944
John D Noel
(unreadable on photo)
Kentucky
Emil Berry Jr
1 LT 704 BOMB SQ 446 BOMB GP (H)
Kentucky   July 31, 1944
James M Greene
S SGT 763 BOMB SQ 460 BOMB GP (H)
Kentucky   July 19, 1944
Reuben E Oder
PFC 10 INF BN 4 ARMD DIV
Kentucky   Sept. 27, 1944
John W Binkley
PVT 704 TD BN
Kentucky   Nov. 11, 1944
Henson H Hailey
SGT 759 BOMB SQ 459 BOMB GP (H)
Kentucky   June 3, 1945
Marcus L. Pace
PVT 9 INF BN 6 ARMD DIV
Kentucky   Mar. 27, 1945
Grover C Bishop Jr
TEC 5 609 TD BN
Kentucky   Apr. 29, 1945
Joseph C Hajec
SGT 104 INF 26 DFIV
Delaware   Nov. 10, 1944
Herbert Paulley Jr
S SGT 315 INF 79 DIV
Kentucky   Dec. 15, 1944
Fred Blackburn
PVT 318 INF 80 DIV
Kentucky   Kentucky
Herbert G Hansen
2 LT 782 BOMB SQ 465 BOMB GP (H)
Minnesota   May 31, 1944
Preston T Payne
CAPT 10 INF 5 DIV
Kentucky   Sept. 20, 1944
Luther D Bostain
PFC 180 INF 45 DIV
Kentucky   Mar. 17, 1945
Rudy Hardin
PVT 71 INF 44 DIV
Kentucky   Apr. 21, 1945
Ralph Pennington
SGT 15 INF 3 Div
Kentucky   Sept. 11, 1945
Robert L Bourne
TEC 5 RY OPERATING BN
Kentucky   July 26, 1945
Harlan P Harley
PFC 19 INF BN 14 ARMD DIV
Kentucky   Dec. 7, 1944
Albert C Pereira
PVT 232 FA BN 43 DIV
Massachusetts   Apr. 26, 1945
John P Bowlin
PFC 319 INF 80 DIV
Kentucky   Nov. 16, 1944
Edward Hayes
1 LT 405 FTR SQ 371 FTR GP
Kentucky   Nov. 1, 1944
Otis C Petty
PVT 110 INF 28 DIV
Arizona   Sept. 29, 1944
Roscoe G. Bradford
PVT 157 INF 45 DIV
Kentucky   Dec. 6, 1944
Alfred Heard
PFC 275 INF 70 DIV
Oklahoma   Jan. 5, 1945
Albert Plante
PFC 1809 INF 45 DIV
Rhode Island   Dec. 20, 1944
Fred Bradshaw Jr
S SGT 393 INF 99 DIV
Kentucky   Apr. 14, 1945
Guy S Helton
TSGT 827 BOMB SQ 464 BOMB GP(H)
Kentucky   May 10, 1944
Willie T Porter
PFC 324 INF 44 DIV
Kentucky   Mar. 29, 1945
Willis L Brock
PVT 101 INF 26 DIV
Kentucky   Nov. 22, 1944
Albert B. Heming
SGT 317 INF 80 DIV
Ohio   Sept. 18, 1944
Richard F Potts
1 LT 599 BOMB SQ 397 BOMB GP(M)
Ohio   Dec. 25, 1944
Loyd Bryant
SGT 3993 OM TRK CO
Kentucky   May 8, 1945
Ambers P Hendrickson
PFC 359 INF 90 DIV
Kentucky   Mar. 7, 1945
Adrain G Powell
PFC 302 INF 94 DIV
Kentucky   Mar. 1, 1945
William N. Burke
PVT 254 INF 63 DIV
Maine   Apr. 2, 1945
Howard J. Higdon
PVT 7 INF 3 DIV
Kentucky   Mar. 18, 1945
Edward C Rayburn
PVT 379 INF 95 DIV
Kentucky   Dec. 12, 1944
Cecil D Butler
CAPT 345 INF 87 DIV
Kentucky   Dec. 17, 1944
Eldred V Hill
PFC 320 INF 35 DIV
Kentucky   Sept. 16, 1944
Elizabeth A Raycher
1 LT 317 STATION HOSP
West Virginia   Sept. 11, 1945
Albert L Campbell
S SGT 10 INF 5 DIV
Kentucky   Dec. 22, 1944
Melvin R Hitchcock
PFC 317 INF 80 DIV
Arkansas   Oct. 10, 1944
John R Reynolds
MAJ 505 FTR SQ 339 FTP GP
Kentucky   Sept. 10, 1945
John C. Carroll Jr.
1 LT 561 SQ 386 BOMB GP (H)
Wyoming   Apr. 9, 1945
A J Hollingsworth
PVT 274 INF 70 DIV
Alabama   Jan. 4, 1945
Joseph R Rice
PVT 317 INF 80 DIV
Kentucky   Sept. 27, 1944
Oliver C Carter
SGT 357 INF 90 DIV
Mississippi   Oct.28, 1944
Sam A Holquin
SGT 725 BOMB SQ 451 BOMB GP(H)
California   Oct. 13, 1944
Sid Roberts
T SGT 54 INF BN 10 ARMD DIV
Kentucky   Apr. 7, 1945
Perry J Clapsaddle
M SGT 271 ENGR COMBT 71 DIV
Iowa   Apr. 21, 1945
William O. Howell
S SGT 358 INF 90 DIV
Kentucky   May 1, 1945
William T. S. Roberts
LT COL 54 INF BN 10 ARMD DIV
District of Columbia   Apr. 9, 1945
Lawton E Clark
1 LT 85 FTR SQ GP
Kentucky   Sept. 10, 1944
John M. Hunter
PVT 397 INF 100 DIV
Scotland   Dec. 5, 1944
Ivan H Robinson
T SGT 12 INF 4 DIV
Kentucky   Apr. 15, 1945
James C Coffey
PFC 398 INF 100 DIV
Kentucky   Dec. 19, 1944
Owen Ingram
PVT 379 INF 95 DIV
Kentucky   Dec.10, 1944
Burt H Rolfe
PVT 94 CAV RCN SQ 14 ARMD DIV
Vermont   Apr. 4, 1945
Glen Coleman
PVT 3 INF BN 6 ARMD DIV
Kentucky   Nov. 12, 1944
Edwin D. Jackson
S SGT 49 BOMB SQ 2 BOMB GP (H)
Kentucky   Feb. 24, 1944
Joseph E Ryan
1 LT 155 PHOTO SQ 10 RCN GP
Massachusetts   Nov. 4, 1944
Dominic P Collino
PFC 71 INF 24 DIV
Ohio   Wall of Missing
Robert J. Jacobson
PVT 45 OM Co 45 DIV
Oklahoma   Apr. 26, 1945
James M. Sasser
PVT 317 INF 80 DIV
Kentucky   Oct. 8, 1944
Raymond A. Comes
SGT 325 INF 26 DIV
Texas   Wall of Missing
Joseph Janus
PVT 3 RCN TRP 3 DIV
Ohio   Dec. 18, 1944
Gerald L Schmidt
PVT 104 INF 26 DIV
Illinois   Nov. 19, 1944
Eugene Conroy
T SGT 312 FERRY SQ 27 AT G
New Jersey   Wall of Missing
James V. Jessee
PFC 274 INF 70 DIV
Missouri   Feb. 20, 1945
Willie D Scott
SGT 417 SIG BN (AVN)
Kentucky   May 28, 1946
John Cooper
PVT 778 TANK BN
California   Wall of Missing
Robert F John Jr
PFC 68 INF BN 14 ARMD DIV
Kentucky   Feb. 4, 1945
Marjorie S Sefton
American Red Cross
New York   May 16, 1945
Charles Copley
PFC 387 INF 98 DIV
West Virginia   Wall of Missing
Clarence Jones
PVT 94 ENGR GEN SY REGT
Arkansas   May 2, 1945
Leo H. Shoemaker
PFC 969 ENGR MAINT CO
Kansas   Apr. 14, 1946
Calvin C. Cordle
S SGT 114 INF 44 DIV
Kentucky   Dec. 20, 1944
Elbert D Kingery
PFC 66 INF BN 12 ARMD DIV
Oregon   Apr. 11, 1945
William C Simons
TEC 5 246 ENGR COMBAT BN
Kentucky   July 1, 1945
Angelo R Corino
SGT 94 CAV RCN SQ 14 ARMD
New York   Wall of Missing
Gertrude H Knapp
Civilian with the Forces
New York   May 1945
Floyd C Simpson
T SGT 10 INF 5 DIV
Kentucky   Dec. 8, 1944
William E Corley
S SGT 409 INF 103 DIV
Indiana   Mar. 20, 1945
Forest L. Knight
TSGT 571 BOMB SQ 390 BOMB GP(H)
Kentucky   May 28, 1944
William J Slayline
1 LT 374 FA BN 100 DIv
Kentucky   Apr. 4, 1945
Harry Cornett
PFC 10 INF 5 DIV
Kentucky   Wall of Missing
Sherman Knights
PFC 2794 ENGR FFGT PLAT
Florida   Jan. 27, 1945
Eugene M. Smith
PVT 377 INF 95 DIV
Illinois   Nov. 9, 1944
John W. Cowgill
2 LT 702 BOMB SQ 445 BOMB GP
Kentucky   Sept. 27, 1944
John Kobilnyk
PFC 39 INF 9 DIV
Pennsylvania   June 10, 1945
John M Smith
S SGT 155 PHOTO SQ 10 RCN GP
Georgia   Nov. 4, 1944
Oscar F Cox
PVT 411 INF 103 DIV
California   Wall of Missing
Roy Largen Jr.
PVT 2 INF 5 DIV
Kentucky   Nov. 1, 1944
Thomas M Smith
PFC 101 INF 26 DIV
Illinois   Oct. 25, 1944
Robert L Craig
PVT 253 INF 63 DIV
Illinois   Wall of Missing
James M. Larkins
PVT 101 INF 26 DIV
Kentucky   Nov. 9, 1944
Emam M. Snavely
2 LT 51 STA HOSP
Kansas   Apr. 10, 1945
Allen C Crane
CPL 150 FA BN 45 DIV
Oklahoma   Wall of Missing
Leroy A. Larsen
SGT 53 INF BN 4 ARMD DIVM
Iowa   Mar. 18, 1845
Buster Stoots
PFC 68 INF BN 14 ARMD DIV
Kentucky   Jan. 11, 1945
James R. Crockett
1 LT 503 FTR SQ 339 FTR GP
Tennessee   May 19, 1944
Frank E Layton
2 LT 137 INF 35 DIV
Virginia   Wall of Missing
Howard M Strunk
PFC 10 INF 5 DIV
Kentucky   Sept. 17, 1944
Thomas E Crow
PFC 114 INF 44 DIV
Texas   Dec. 4, 1944
Earl L. Leach
PFC 318 INF 80 DIV
Indiana   Nov. 10, 1944
*George A Sundahl
TEC 5 756 TK BN
Montana   May 28, 1944
Benjamin M. Cutler
1 LT 157 INF 45 DIV
Kansas   Apr. 26, 1945
Joseph A Leano
TEC 5 10 INF 5 DIV
New York   Wall of Missing
*John C Sundahl
2 LT 275 INF 70 DIV
Washington   Mar. 14,1945
Elbridge H Dalton
PFC 254 INF 63 DIV
Kentucky   Apr. 10, 1945
Phillip C Lee
PFC 378 INF 95DIV
Kentucky   Wall of Missing
Harold E. Sutherland
1 LT 703 BOMB SQ 415 BOMB GP(H)
Maine   Sept. 27, 1944
Harry A Davis Jr
PFC 370 INF 95 DIV
Illinois   Dec. 12, 1944
Donald V Leslie
1 LT 37 BOMB SQ 17 BOMB GP(M)
Oregon   Dec. 17, 1944
Bascom H Tabor
PFC 11 INF 5 DIV
Kentucky   Sept. 11, 1944
Robert O Davis
PFC 65 INF 20 ARMD DIV
Kentucky   July 13, 1945
John C Levengood
SGT 756 TANK BN
Missouri   Wall of Missing
Mike J Toat
PFC 314 INF 79 DIV
West Virginia   Nov. 30, 1944
Raymond A Deddens
S SGT 293 ENGR COMBAT BN
Kentucky   Dec. 3, 1944
Wylie W Leverett
1 LT 708 BOMB SQ 447 BOMB GP(H)
Texas   Wall of Missing
Harold C. Toombs
2 LT 327 BOMB SQ 92 BOMB GP(H)
Utah   Oct. 14, 1943
Edward F. Deeken
62 INF BN 4 ARMD DIV
Kentucky   Jan. 12, 1945
Herman H Lidsky
PVT 11 INF 5 DIV
Illinois   Wall of Missing
Edwin G Treuil
2 LT IX AIR TAC COMD
Louisiana   July 16, 1945
Ali Demnati
PFC 3 CAV RCN SQ
Kentucky   May 20, 1945
Robert N Lincoln
SGT 349 BOMB SQ 490 BOMB GP(H)
Missouri   Wall of Missing
Morrow H Troutman
PFC 10 INF BN 4 ARMD DIV
Kentucky   Nov. 25, 1944
Ninian Duncan
1 LT 119 ENGR BN 12 ARMD
New York   Jan. 19, 1945
Bruce A.
PVT 603 TD BN
Montana   Nov. 11, 1944
Arthur F Turnquist
CPL 25 ENGR BN 6 ARMD DIV
Kentucky   Nov. 26, 1944
William Miles Duncan
PFC 318 INF 80 DIV
Kentucky   Nov. 8, 1944
Leonora Lindsley
American Red Cross
Massachusettes   May 7, 1945
Warren M. Vannah
CPL 607 TD BN
Maine   Dec. 9, 1944
Raymond H. Dunn
PFC 10 INF 5 DIV
Kentucky   Nov. 29, 1944
Thomas Martin
2 LT 155 PHOTO SQ 10 RCN GPP
North Dakota   Nov. 4, 1944
Shannon Vitatoe
PFC 10 INF 5 DIV
Kentucky   Nov. 11, 1944
John R Ellis
S SGT 315 INF 79 DIV
Kentucky   Jan. 14, 1945
Ralph W McArter
S SGT 347 INF 87 DIV
Kentucky &nbs Kentucky
George E. Webb
2 LT 721 BOMB SQ 450 BOMB GP(H)
California   Oct. 17,1945
Harriet P Engelhardt
American Red Cross
Alabama   Oct. 26, 1946
Max G. McCrory
LT COL 819 ENGR BN (AVN)
Ohio   Sept. 16, 1945
John Webb
PFC 10 INF 5 DIV
Kentucky   Nov. 21, 1944
James E Farmer
TEC 5 3512 OM TRK CO
Kentucky   Aug. 4, 1945
Joseph M McGaha
PVT 106 CAV RCN SQ
Texas   Jan. 2, 1945
*Edward J Wilkos
PFC 157 INF 45 DIV
New Jersey   Dec. 11, 1944
William J Faulkner Jr
CAPT 301 FTR SQ 332 FTR GP
Tennessee   Nov. 6, 1944
Virgil W McGuffin
PVT 702 TK BN
Kentucky   Nov. 29,1944
*Steve S Wilkos
PFC 351 INF 88 DIV
New Jersey   Apr. 13, 1945
*James J Ferrell
Illinois   May 12, 1944
Alice B Meacham
American Red Cross
North Carolina   May 20, 1946
Rolly J. Williams
PVT 10 INF BN 4 ARMD DIV
Kentucky   Oct. 16, 1944
*John E Ferrell
Illinois   Oct. 1944
Austin Meadows
PFC 10 INF 5 DIV
Kentucky   Nov. 20, 1944
Wesley W. Williams
1 LT 414 INF 104 DIV
California   Feb. 12, 1945
Barney D Fletcher
TEC 4 840 ENGR BN (AVN)
Florida   May 5, 1945
Andrew Miller
S SGT 377 INF 95 DIV (Medal of Honor)
Wisconsin   Nov. 29, 1944
William D. Wilson
1 LT 101 INF BN 4 ARMD DIV
Hawaii   Nov. 13, 1944
Gene Fraley
PFC 377 INF 95 DIV
Kentucky   Nov. 9, 1944
John L Miller
PFC 101 INF 5 DIV
Kentucky   Sept. 17, 1944
James D Withers
PFC 506 PRCHT INF 101 ABN DIV
Kentucky   Jan. 17, 1945
Lester L Freeman
PFC 5 INF 71 DIV
Nevada   Apr. 20, 1945
Maynard A. Miller
PFC 379 INF 95 DIV
Ohio   Nov. 16, 1944
Carlos Yeager
PVT 11 INF 5 DIV
Kentucky   Nov. 15, 1944
Jesse Fugate
PFC 63 INF BN 11 ARMD DIV
Kentucky   Mar. 31, 1945
Michael R Miller
2 LT 20 BOMB SQ 2 BOMB GP(H)
Kentucky   July 7, 1944
Harold W Young
2 LT 444 BOMB SQ 320 BOMB GP(M)
Kansas   Mar. 20, 1945
Paul C. Gamm
PFC 319 INF 80 DIV
Kentucky   Nov. 26, 1944
Thomas E Monaghan
PFC 12 INF DIV
Kentucky   June 4, 1945
Lewis R. Young
PVT 120 INF 30 DIV
Kentucky   Sept. 6, 1944
George L. Gaudette Jr.
1 LT 450 BOMB SQ 322 BOMB GP (M)
New Mexico   Aug. 5, 1945
Harold W. Moore
PVT 104 INF 26 DIV
New Hampshire   Nov. 21, 44
Thomas F Zoll
MERCHANT SEAMAN USMM
Kentucky   Feb. 18, 1943
William L. George
PFC 354 INF 89 DIV
Kentucky   Mar. 26, 1945
Frederick C. Murphy
259 INF 65 DIV (Medal of Honor)
Massachusetts   Mar. 19, 1945
 


All photos © Sherri Bradley, June - August 2000.2002

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