On December 17th, 2018 – exactly one day and 74 years after the Battle of the Bulge began on December 16th 1944 – Ambassador Evans had the great honor to meet with four WWII Veterans: Mr. George Merz 818the MP Co, 8th Corps; Mr. Ken Butler 26th Infantry Division; Mr. George Mullins 327th Glider Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division and Mr. Robert Izumi ‘G’ Co, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.
The veterans returned to the ABMC Luxembourg American Cemetery in Hamm. The organization U.S. Veterans Friends Luxembourg conducted a wreath laying ceremony at the cemetery’s chapel, after which all the veterans were presented with the U.S. Veterans Friends medal of honor. Ambassador Evans thanked the veterans for their service and reminded everyone that we should never forget the sacrifices made by these four brave men, nor the ultimate sacrifice made by the 5000 and more soldiers who are buried on the sacred grounds of the Luxembourg American Cemetery in Hamm.
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