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Yost/Brueninger Stone

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Down the embankment from the road. Parking possible on a small forest road across the street. Marker A rough fieldstone with an engraved stone plaque, English text, with the unit insignia. Task Force Mayes, consisting of units of the 18th and 32nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadrons, was attacked by Kampfgruppe Hansen of the 1st SS Panzer Division as they moved towards Recht. The column was badly shot up, resulting in the death of Henry Breuninger and Charles Yost of Troop "A", 18th Cavalry. The marker was placed at the scene in 2004 by Jacqueline and Rob de Ruyter.

Monument Text:

1944 December 18th 2004 Dedicated to the brave and gallant men of the 14th Cavalry Group 18th and 32th Reconnaissance Squadron Killed in Action Charles L. Yost Henry A. Brueninger Suivez Moi (Follow Me)



Henry Alban Breuninger

Charles Luther Yost


14th Cavalry Group

18th Reconnaissance Squadron

32nd Reconnaissance Squadron

United States Army




Battle of the Bulge

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