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Posted 11 months ago

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Memorial Day Tribute!
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. As a National Holliday in the United States, it was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 and first observed on May 30, 1868.
I would like to express my appreciation to all who have served in the armed forces, and show respect to all who gave the ultimate sacrifice, giving their life for our freedom.
A special time of silence is given to my uncle, Pfc. Roland Petrich, who was killed in action on July 8, 1944 in Normandy. Camp Phillips, Kansas, 313 Infantry Heavy Artillery in March 1944, went to N.Y. March 1944 then to England with letters to his mother dated in April & May, Then letters from France, 3 in June & the last letter received dated July 1, 1944.
The cemetery in the last photo states:
REQUIESCAT IN PEACE - The final resting place for 9,386 American soldiers, killed in Normandy landing 12 years ago, was recently dedicated along with a newly erected monument, background. Flags of the United States and France fly beside the crosses in long rows at the U.S. Military Cemetery in St. Laurent, France. Six such U.S. military burial grounds are being dedicated in Western Europe in July.
A letter to his mother from Richard B. Combs, Major, QMC Memorial Division dated Dec. 16, 1947 states, "Since the United States Military Cemetery Blosville, France, has not been designated as a permanent cemetery, your son's remains will be carefully disinterred and moved tothe United States Military Cemetery, St. Laurent, France, which will be permanently maintained by our Government."

Rest In Peace to All,
Dave

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  1. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Thanks mustangtony, scottvez, officialfuel & vetraio50 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  2. walksoftly walksoftly, 11 months ago
    A very nice tribute to your Uncle, thanks for sharing this with us.
    I always wonder how these young men would have contributed to their countries if they had not met their fate in Europe.
    I too have an Uncle that is buried in Normandy.
  3. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Thanks walksoftly for the appreciation.
    Dave
  4. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Thanks petey for the appreciation.
    Dave
  5. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Thanks BELLIN68 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  6. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Thanks hulalady56 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  7. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Thanks petey for the appreciation.
    Dave
  8. musikchoo musikchoo, 10 months ago
    Hello Mani
    Been trying to find my friend BELLIN68. I can't pull his items up anywhere He is still on CW isnt he???
  9. walksoftly walksoftly, 10 months ago
    When I looked early this morning there were posts from two months ago, what's up?
  10. Manikin Manikin, 10 months ago
    Hi Musik yes Bellin is still here :-)
    PW I missed this before sorry because I would give it a big LOVE !!!!!!!!!!
  11. Manikin Manikin, 10 months ago
    Musik your right he is gone ????????????? I am going to email him
  12. pw-collector pw-collector, 10 months ago
    Thanks Manikin & ttomtucker for the appreciation.
    Dave
  13. pw-collector pw-collector, 8 months ago
    Thanks pops52 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  14. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 months ago
    Very very Handsome!!!
  15. pw-collector pw-collector, 8 months ago
    Thanks SEAN68 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  16. pw-collector pw-collector, 8 months ago
    Thanks ttomtucker for the appreciation.
    Dave
  17. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 months ago
    Your very welcome Dave:)

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