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Rangers - WW II Henri-Chapelle Cemetery

Rangers who rest in the soils they liberated photos courtesy Honorary S&D, Franck Maurouard, France

 

The World War II Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial is located near Henri-Chapelle, Belgium. At this cemetery, covering fifty-seven acres, rest 7,992 American military Dead, most of whom gave their lives during the advance of the American Armed Forces into Germany during World War II. Their headstones are arranged in gentle arcs sweeping across a broad green lawn which slopes gently downhill. An overlook affords an excellent view of the rolling countryside, once a battlefield. To the east is a long colonnade, which with a chapel and museum at either end, overlooks the burial area. The chapel is simple but richly ornamented. Two maps of military operations, carved in black granite with inscriptions recalling the achievements of the American Armed Forces, are in the museum. The cemetery possesses great military historic significance as it accommodates the fallen Americans of two major efforts - one covering the U.S. First Army's drive in September 1944 through northern France, Belgium, Holland, and Luxembourg into Germany - and the second covering the Battle of the Bulge
 

  Adams, Leroy G. 2 BN 07 December 1944
 Black, Halvor 2 BN 07 December 1944
 Bragg, Keith 2 BN 27 November 1944
  Bubanovich, Peter 2 BN 02 March 1945
  Ferguson, Raymond 2 BN 21 December 1944
 Fewell, Robert 2 BN 17 November 1944
 Holloway, Lawrence 2 BN 08 December 1944
 Lewis, Frank 2 BN 02 December 1944
 Lowell, Bob L. 1 BN 10 Nov 1943
 Niblack, Jesse M. 5 BN 25 February 1945
 Ouellette, Leo 2 BN 07 December 1944
 Pitts, Arthur 5 BN 01 March 1945
 Remmers, Julius Jr. 2 BN 24 November 1944
 Rogers, Leroy 2 BN 15 November 1944