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American Memorial Day May 2011 Luxembourg

General George S. Patton Grave.

George Smith Patton, Jr. (November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945) was a United States Army officer best known for his leadership while commanding corps and armies as a general during World War II. He used to command the U.S. Third Army.

 

General Patton was buried at the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial in Hamm, Luxembourg along with other members of the Third Army, as per Patton's request to "be buried with my men". On March 19, 1947, his body was moved from the original grave site in the cemetery to its current prominent location at the head of his former troops.

 

Please find hereby some shots taken after the American Memorial Day Ceremony in May 2011, Luxembourg.

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Taken on May 28, 2011