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95th Division plaque

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Details:

As you take the small road that goes underneath the bridge from north to south, there is a stairway bringing pedestrians up to the bridge level on the left.  The plaque is on the concrete bridge support a few steps up the staircase.   Plaque A stone plaque honoring the 95th Division soldier killed on the bridge during the liberation of Metz on 18 November 1944.

Monument Text:

A la memoire des soldats americains du 378th Infantry de la 95th Division morts au Pont du Sauvage lors des combats de la liberation de Metz le 18 Novembre 1944 

SGT Kenneth L. Pace
SGT Havis L. Carr
PFC James O. Beerman
PFC Joseph A. Messina
PFV Elmer U. Buchanan
PFC Robert L. Kauffman
PFC William G. Fuchs
PFC Joe C. Adams
PFC John C. Griffin
PRC Walter L. Ferrari
PFC Franklin B. Heft
PFC Paul F.Riley
PFC Richard C. Held
PFC George W. Vaughn
PFC Joe O. Johnson
Le Ban St Martin et Longeville les Metz reconnaissants
Le Souvenir Francais CLVMA 95th ID US
Don de Mr. F. Messina, USA

English Translation:  In memory of the American soldiers of teh 378th Infantry of the 95th Division killed at the Sauvage Bridge during the combat for the liberation of Metz on 18 November 1944.  Le Ban St Martin and Longeville les Metz remember.  The Souvenir Francais.  CLVMA 95th ID US
Donated by Mr. F. Messina USA