Memorial Day; I would like to thank the Dutch

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  1. Fury Pursuit

    Fury Pursuit Senior Member

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    I would like to thank the people of the Neatherlands for taking care of US soldiers in Europe.

    I have an in-law burried here. Ken Nichol; he was a gunner in a tank crew.

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    This is his tank and crew, killed in Leipzig Germany April 1945. The photo is somewhat well known, but the tank crew is less well known.

    Also, what’s less well known is that one Dutch family has been taking care of Ken’s grave for over 50 years; same family.

    I’m honored to know that today his grave has flowers and a flag and the respect of the fine Dutch people.

    oprecht bedankt
     
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  2. Robert Saigh

    Robert Saigh Well-Known Member

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    I have friends that grew up in Holland in the 40's....the things they went through. RIP with regards to your in-law and all the others there and the other Countries were our soldiers are buried.