Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Henri-Chapelle

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  • This is a beautiful cemetery in Belgum. My Father who was killed on Nov 15, 1944 in WWII is buried there. I visited the cemetery in Spring 2000. The staff was very helpful and helped me locate the...  more »
  • On a terrible rainy and foggy day, I came here to honor my Great uncle who died in the WWII and is buried here. I never met the man but came to honor his memory and the memory of so many that made...  more »
  • This is not the largest or most well known military cemitary, but still impressive. About 8.000 american soldiers have their last resting place here. The spot is in the middle of nature, surrounded....  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful memorial. I had to make the trip to visit my great uncle and it was well worth it. The grounds are well-maintained and respected by the Belgian people. If you are considering a visit here, please do. We must never forget what was sacrificed.
  • Moving and beautifully maintained. What a wonderful memorial. C'est manifique!
  • Have been there to visit my father very moving,made so welcome by beguiling and American alike
  • Was an honor to be in the Army and serve as Honor Guard 1977 while stationed in Geissen West Germany, gave true meaning why we served.. God Bless and Rest In Peace.
  • There are 7,987 American soldiers and airmen buried here from campaigns in and over Belgium. Highest in rank is Brigadier General Frederick Castle who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor flying a bombing mission. His plane was having engine problems which forced it to fall out of formation and it was pounced on by German fighters. The plane was going down and Castle stayed at the controls as the plane crashed while the crew bailed out - five of the nine survived. There are two others buried here who were awarded posthumous Medals of Honor in addition to William Nellis, a lieutenant whose p-47 crashed during the Battle of the Bulge. Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada is named in his honor. The cemetery holds the names of 460 others were were listed as Missing in Action in the battles near here. A place of somber remembrance, the cemetery is best visited around American Memorial Day - the last Monday in May - when each grave is bedecked with both an American and a Belgian flag.
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