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  1. I read about you in the Denver Post in an article pertaining to professional hockey. My dad was 82nd Airborne, glider pilot and paratrooper. He was in North Africa, Sicily, Battle of the Bulge, and D Day at St. Mere Elise. Thank you for preserving their memories.

  2. I wanted to Thank You for adopting and taking care of the graves of our American Soldiers. You should be very proud of yourself and your fellow citizens for taking the time out of their lives to honor our soldiers for their sacrifices. This shows great character and it is muchly appreciated by the citizens of America. On behalf of the United States of America I salute you All. May God Bless you.


    Mark A. Barnes
    United States Air Force Veteran

  3. I saw the story about this website on one of the Pentagon channel. My dad served in Korea and Vietnam and growing up he spoke about WWII, Korea and Vietnam so I was really aware of how proud my Dad was serving in the Military. Been and Active duty Soldier for the past 17 years and after four deployments, three to Iraq and currently deploy in Afghanistan I am very proud as my Dad was when he serve. He pass away in 1992 and he is buried in the National Cemetery in Puerto Rico and I visit him every time I go to Puerto Rico. After been stationed in Germany for five year and have the opportunity to visit Belgium but unfortunately was not able to visit the cemetery since I wasn’t aware my goal is to have that opportunity to go back to Belgium to visit the cemetery and learn more about the adoption program. I feel very proud when I hear people from all over the world especially Europe about how they feel when we went to war and we did our best to try to liberate Europe from Nazi occupation.
    I am so very touched to see people, especially young people adopt these graves and remember the soldiers who died giving their lives for freedom. I want to say thank you, for this web site and thank you for remembering these brave soldiers. So many of them young themselves. I was born in Puerto Rico and we have a rich history serving our nation from WWI, WWII, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, 1st Golf War, Iraq and currently here in Afghanistan.

    I’m proud to be and American Soldier


    SSG Jose M. Garcia
    US Army

  4. I saw the story about this website on one of the military channels. My dad served in Africa and Italy in WWII. He wasn’t able to talk about it much, and I have done my best over the years to read up on what all these brave heroes did to free Europe from a horrible evil. I am so very touched to see people, especially young people adopt these graves and remember the soldiers who died giving their lives for freedom. I want to say thank you, for this web site and thank you for remembering these brave soldiers. So many of them young themselves. It is proper and fitting that they be honored and remembered especially today the 70th anniversary of D Day

  5. It’s good to know that someone, somewhere is keeping the memories alive. I am 60 years old, and retired from the US Army Reserves. Thank the Creator, I was a Cold Warrior, never shot at nor never shot anyone in combat. Thanks to these folks, the world became, for a time (all glory is fleeting) a better place to live.

    It’s good to see someone is making the effort to keep the memory of these men alive. As a society, Americans have become too engrossed in the “now”, forgetting rapidly the lessons of the past.

    Keep up the good work. Bless you in your efforts.


  6. My great uncle was KIA at Normandy. His name was Wesley J. Husted, Jr. He was from Pennsylvania. He was laid to rest there and I am grateful to those that look after his grave. Thank you for this website….

  7. What a fantastic tribute to these amazing Americans. My grand father served in G Co 333rd, 84th Rail Splitters. PFC David Underwood. If anyone has a picture of these men please let me know. He inspired me to serve in the infantry as well.

    SFC David Smith

  8. What a WONDERFUL thing for people to do. My husbands grandfather Walter E Omara also fought in WW II, what a wonderful way to keep their honor… Thank You….
    Walter is buried here in the United States… Families should be very proud..

  9. Dear Mr. Edwards,
    Thank you for your great uncle’s service he will never be forgotten!
    When I get the chance to visit the cemetery I will send you the pictures of the flowers I put on it!

  10. Ralph,

    Thank you for putting this website together. I am currently the 1SG for the 458th Engineer Battalion Headquarters Company. As you may know the 458th was previously the 1252nd during WWII. Through your website I have been able to make contact with some of the oldest members of the 458!


  11. My great uncle was killed in france August 6, 1944. His name name was George Daken from New York. He was with the 32nd REGT 3rd ARMD Division. He is burried at St. James France, Brittany American Cemetary.

  12. Hi Ralph. I met you in St. Mere Eglise on June 5th 2013. You gave me your card and said that you had met my Dad, Robert Gehrett. We have traveled all summer and just now getting around to looking up some of the WWII websites. Thanks for honoring our veterans. If you need any information on my Dad, please let me know via email. Cathy

  13. Just saw your page on Thomas Hartis. I found it while researching another young man, PFC. Eugene Crawford, who died in the Huertgen Forest with C Company, 13th Infantry, 8th Division. What a great thing you are doing. I am doing a piece for my paper on him for Memorial Day. Thank you so much for what you have done. That you didn’t have to makes it all the more endearing.


  14. Hello Ralph, It was great seeing you here in Delaware USA. We look forward to further contact and also give you Harry’s story for your website.

  15. I’m the proud daughter of Walter “Monday” Poniedzialek, 540th Combat Engineer. I have a website and a documentary, No Bridge Too Far, which are dedicated to my dad and his fellow engineers of WWII.

    I placed a link to your website on my main site this morning. Thanks for doing all you do!

  16. It was a pleasure meeting you at The American Cemetary in Normandy in September. As a 90 year old veteran who served as a staff member in General Eisenhower’s Supreme Headquarters ( SHAEF ), it is probably my last visit to this sacred ground that honors so many brave young Americans. It is also wonderful that you honor so many others on your web site. Without efforts like yours, many stories that should be told would fade away. God Bless!

  17. I really appreciate what you have and are doing for all our fallen soldiers.

    My Uncle Howard E. Merryman is one of the members you are caring for, and I know my cousin Barbara and her brother Alan are very thankful for all you have done.

  18. Thank you so much for your wonderful tribute to our fallen soldiers. Michel Beckers told me of your website when I submitted data for him about my own father who was KIA on April 8, 1944. He went down with his plane and his remains were never recovered. I was three months old at the time…he was 23. I hope to do a short bio for you in the near future…short, as was his life. Bless you for your work.

  19. My father, Private Raymond W. Williams is buried in Margraten, Holland. My family have visited on two different Memorial Days.

  20. Dear Ralph and Niek,
    I recently discovered your great website. As an active soldier, I put a lot of importance in the fact that our generation remembers and honors the “Greatest Generation”, men and women who fought for our Freedom, we value so much today. I had the honor of working beside US soldiers in Afghanistan and we often spoke about the remembrance and the greatful people of those freed countries in 1944/1945. Keep up the good work… Remember… never forget!

  21. The website looks great and so does the page for Pete. Thank you for all you have done to shed light on his story for my family and thank you for all you do. You are truly a hero for keeping the memory of our WWII soldiers alive!

    Your USA friend,

  22. Hi Ralph; Going to the 517th reunion in July at the Marriot by the airport. Part of itinery is to visit Toccoa and Benning, RRH

  23. What a wonderful thing this is. I had no idea. Let me say a deep and heartfelt “Thank You” to everyone who participates in adopting a grave. My father fought and was badly wounded in Italy. Fortunately, he came home, even though he was crippled for the rest of his life. At least we had him back. So many didn’t and are not able to visit and decorate the graves of their loved one for special rememberances. Again, thank you all for doing this and for honoring all of those brave service members who died in the defense of liberty.

  24. My uncle, Private Robert “Buddy” Lehan, served with the 638th Tank Destroyer Battalion. He was killed during the Battle of the Bulge on 12/24/44. He is buried at the Henri-Chappele burial ground in Belgium. I have been looking for years to find a picture of him, and up until now have been unsuccessful. He was dear johned while overseas. I spoke to his son, but was told that his ex-wife had thrown away all the pictures of him. His own son has nothing. Thank for your website. I’ll keep searching.

  25. Dear Ralph,

    Congratulations! A excellent website.

    Ed Siergiej
    194th Glider Infantry Regiment
    17th Airborne Division WWII

  26. Beste Ralph,

    Een strakke website hoor!! Ik heb hem inmiddels al bij mijn favorieten staan.


  27. I am most grateful and thankful for all you are doing for my beloved brother, Thomas B. Hartis, and his comrades buried at the cemetery in Margraten. I hope that my family and I can meet you someday. In the meantime, we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you very much.

  28. This website is a great idea. Thanks to you and your family for honoring our heros.

  29. Ralph -Awesme job!We must get sgt J.W.Burns on;I may have a lead on a picture.I send any info when I get Home. D J Clare

  30. Thank you Ralph for honoring my cousin Randolph Greco. The website is great and being able to see his grave site is a blessing.

  31. Hi Ralph,
    Het begin is er ….. en het ziet er veel belovend uit….
    “keep up the good work”
    Oja … zal ook een link verwijzend naar deze site plaatsen 😉
    Gr, Ben.

  32. Great webpage, Ralph. Thank you for keeping the memory alive.
    Keep up the good work!

    Keep smiling and stay healthy!

    Ron Ooms

  33. Hi Ralph,
    It is very nice that you dedicated a website to your interest for the history of WWII.
    I really like the layout and will certainly visit more often from now on.
    Looking forward to see the site once it is finished.
    Keep up the good work!


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