|Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 - 11:54 pm: |
What a hero! As Americans we need to remember our ventears who sacrificed their lives for us. They did something most of us cannot even imagine. This young man gave his life, and his family still remembers the ultimate sacrifice that he gave. What a true hero! Thanks for reminding us of what Memorial Day is truly about.
|Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 12:43 am: |
What a hero! As Americans we need to remember our venaerts who sacrificed their lives for us. They did something most of us cannot even imagine. This young man gave his life, and his family still remembers the ultimate sacrifice that he gave. What a true hero! Thanks for reminding us of what Memorial Day is truly about.
|Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 7:53 am: |
Does anyone know my uncle? William Cicero Smith from North Carolina. He was killed 18JAN1945. I am his great nephew on active duty in the Army. I would like any information about him. Thank you and God bless America.
|Posted on Wednesday, April 08, 2009 - 11:44 am: |
We visited Henri-Chapelle March 20, 2009 accompanied and by the family that has adopted the grave of my father Andrew W. Loewi. Yoni "Paul" Bleyfusz and his wife Martine drove us to the cemetery, and later prepared a lovely meal for us at their home in Liege. Paul had spent years trying to learn something, anything about my father and the visit brought Andy to life through shared photo's, and letters and stories. It is difficult to explain just how unique I suspect our relationships must be. I was honored to leave with him a photo, a letter, and some items that had belonged to my father during the war. My mother could never bring herself to visit Andy's grave and the purpose of my visit was to finally reunite my mother with my father after almost 65 years. This was accomplished quietly, without fanfare, and with quiet dignity. May they now both rest in peace. Thank you Paul, thank you Martine and thank you Yona and Bimbo.
|Posted on Sunday, February 22, 2009 - 5:21 pm: |
I visited in 1963. Nobody was there. I was only 18 but it seemed sad. I was alone with 8000 men. I easily found my father's grave because he was one of the very few with a Jewish star rather than a cross. Andrew W. Loewi killed January 5, 1945 but my mother said she felt him die some weeks before. She never recovered. She could never visit his grave. I'll be returning with her ashes to reunite them in March of 2009. I hope nobody tries to stop me or .......
|Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 4:57 pm: |
My name is Janice Shoupe Barbrow. My father, Raleigh Albert Shoupe is buried in the Henri-Chapelle Cemetary. If anyone has any information about him, please e-mail me. I have never visited his grave. He was in the army.
|Posted on Friday, June 01, 2007 - 1:06 pm: |
As there are different places called Hofen in Germany which one do you mean?
|Posted on Friday, June 01, 2007 - 2:41 am: |
You can find some information how to get to Henri-Chapelle at http://www.awon.org/memorials/henrichapelle/
Brendan J OBrien
|Posted on Monday, May 28, 2007 - 11:12 am: |
My brother, John R O'Brien, is buried at Henri-Chapelle. He was in the 99th Division, 395th Inf.
In Sept 2007, I will visit his grave for the first time.
Question: Where is the cemetery relative to Liege? Directions? Driving time? We will be driving from Hofen, Germany where he was killed.
What is that driving time?
John Larry Shorter
|Posted on Monday, May 28, 2007 - 5:55 am: |
My name is John Shorter. I will be visiting my uncle's grave at Henri-Chapelle on June 9. It will be my first visit. The staff at ABMC has been so very helpful in answering questions and suggesting travel arrangements. My heart is overflowing with anticipation.
|Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 11:51 am: |
My name is Barbara VanAulen and my father is buried at Henri-Chapelle. Tech 5 Lloyd Fink.KIA on Dec. 11,1944. He was with the 817 Tank Destoryer. I want to go next year to visit my fathers gave site. Does anyone know of a group thet might be taking a trip?
|Posted on Friday, February 23, 2007 - 8:11 pm: |
My uncle Burrell T. Parks was buried at Henri-Chappelle after the Battle of the Bulge. He was in the 19th infantry. I have visited the grave 4 different times and I love the area. My husband and I will be there in June 2007. I would like to know if there is a place to stay in Welkenradt and places to eat. Thanks
|Posted on Friday, June 09, 2006 - 5:10 am: |
My Uncle, Thomas F. O'Brien, is buried at the Henri-Chapelle Cemetery. He served in "C" Co,
101st Infantry, 26th Yankee Division and was killed in Clerveaux, Luxemborg January 25, 1945.
I recently learned that some of the people from
the neighborhood of the cemetery have adopted and care for some of the final resting places.
I would like to find out if anyone would like to care for my Uncle. It would mean a lot to his Sister, my Mom. I took her to see him in 1996 but she is now too old to make the journey again.
|Posted on Thursday, March 09, 2006 - 12:35 am: |
THE STAFF OF HENRI-CHAPELLE AMERICAN CEMETERY WILL PROVIDE OFFICIAL PICTURES OF HEADSTONES TO ANY NEXT OF KIN AT NO CHARGE.
J. de Wilde
|Posted on Thursday, April 07, 2005 - 2:41 pm: |
As an grave adopter do we as usually attend the Memorial Day Service at Henri-Chapelle Cemetery on may 28thy.
We will take photo's,so if there are relatives,Veterans or others who wants to have photo's from gravesites or the Memeriol Day Service,please don't hesitate to let us known.
There is no CHARGE what so ever,it's all completely for FREE.
We can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Hardman Giachino
|Posted on Friday, September 03, 2004 - 8:09 am: |
Our family visited the gravesite of PFC Maynard Beckman in the Cemetery of Henre-Chapelle. My father, Charles O. Hardman, 1st Lt. 117th Inf. would like to connect with any of his relatives. I would also like to share our thoughts of honoring his ultimate service to our country with any of his relatives. We found the supererintent of the cemetery to be very helpful and sensitive.
The assistant superintendent of the cemetery is Mickael S. Yasenchak. His U.S. address is CMR 461, Box 2938 APO AE 09703. His phone is (32) 87687173. His E-mail is Heni-Chapelle.Cemetery@amc-er.org
|Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 6:35 pm: |
My name is Chris Bryant, last April, my husband Tim and I visited London. Being that close to Belguim, we made arrangements and visited my grandfathers grave at Henri-Chapelle. This was the first time that anyone in our family has visited the cemetary. The staff there was most helpful and we appreciated all that they did. My Grandfather, Chester L. Hickman, died Jan. 2, 1945. It is a beautiful cemetary.
|Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 12:51 pm: |
My grandfather is buried at Henri-Chapelle. To my knowledge, nobody in my family has ever visited the gravesite, although my husband and I do plan to do so. He was US Army Pvt. John B. McGill, KIA November 24, 1944. May they all rest in peace.
|Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 - 11:44 am: |
My father Pvt. Otto Walter Colbert is buried in the Henri-Chapelle Cemetry. How do I find out if his grave was adopted by someone in Belgium?
|Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 - 6:21 am: |
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial is the final resting place of 7,989 American military dead Ė on 57 acres at the crest of a hill in the now peaceful Belgian countryside.
It is located 2 miles northwest of the village of Henri-Chapelle, which is on the main highway between Liege, Belgium and Aachen, Germany, 18 miles From Liege, and 10 miles from Aachen.
Itís a train ride of about 6 1/2 hours from Paris, or about 2 hours from Brussels.
Many AWONers have visited Henri-Chapelle, including Diane Glasgow, Pat Albani, Susan Linville, Brenda Kightlinger and others, and all of these have visited my Dadís grave Ė 1LT John Peirson, KIA 25 December 1944 at La Roumiere.
In Their Memory.
|Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2002 - 5:43 am: |
Sharon Edwards asked me to share my "war godmother" experience with you. Here it is.You don't have to pay for anything. All you are expected to do is to put fresh flowers on the grave once in a while, and come to visit your godson any time you want. What they do at Henri-Chapelle, is that they try to find a soldier whose name resembles yours : my husband's name sounding more Dutch than anything (Achten), we started from my maiden name "Villers" and we ended up with "Villani". I was given the location of the grave and, later on, I received a beautiful certificate of adoption with all the information in their possession on my godson.
Last week, I was contacted by a lady in Montana who was very anxious to have his father adopted. He was KIA in September 1944 and is also buried at Henri-Chapelle. Now, my husband is his godfather of war.
We will never forget.