Over 104,000 American soldiers died during World War 2 and these men and women are buried on other European soil. As Americans, we do not know the names of those buried in other countries, but we will never forget what they did. In this article, I will give the places and approximate numbers to the soldiers buried on other countries soil during World War 2.
1 – A total of 4410 American soldiers were buried at the American Cemetery at Brittany France.
2 – In Epinal France American cemetery, a total of 5525 American soldiers were buried here during World War 2.
3 – Loraine France American cemetery holds 10489 of American soldiers killed during World War 2.
4 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg holds 5076 of our American soldiers who died.
5 – In the Meuse Argonne, France 14,246 of our American military soldiers are buried here.
6 – The Netherlands holds 8301 of our American soldiers.
7 – A total of 9387 of our American soldiers are buried in Normandy France.
8 – While in Saint Mihiel France 4153 of our military soldiers are buried here.
9 – In Suresne France American Cemetery a total of 1541 American soldiers are buried.
As you can see from the numbers shown, during World War 2, many Americans were killed. Since World War 2 there are a few of our veterans left to tell the tales of what it was really like during that time period. There are around two million veterans left out of sixteen million that returned home after World War 2.
My grandfather Elmer Phillips served during World War 2. He can tell stories of death and the reality of World War 2. Some stories are sad while others will shock. The men and women who served in World War 2 were young and should be commended for a job well done. They fought for what they believed in. Those that died should never be forgotten.
America must never forget the sacrifices our men and women gave for our freedom. For those Americans who died during World War 2, European countries honored the American heroes with an eternal resting place on their soil.
Many young people do not know the first thing about World War 2. If you have a grandfather who served, I urge you to sit down and listen to the stories he has to share. What you hear will enlighten you to many things that happened and make you very proud of the country you live. In 1945, even enemies were glad that America had won World War 2.
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