This plaque is located on the center left of the memorial at the Vielsalm lakeside site. Plaque This thin silver metal plaque is attached to a gray field stone. Along the top of the plaque are the insignia of four different Airborne or Airborne related units. From left to right the represented units are: the 82nd Airborne Division, the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, the 319th Glider Field Artillery Battalion, and the 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion. The plaque's bilingual English and French inscription expresses the gratitude of the Belgian people toward these units that defended the Rencheux Bridge that spans the Salm River and links the town to Vielsalm. The defense of Vielsalm was an important step in stopping the German westward advance and turning the tide of the battle back in the Allies' favor.
307th Airborne Engineer Battalion
319th Glider Field Artillery Battalion
508th Parachute Infantry Regiment
82nd Airborne Division
United States Army
Battle of the Bulge
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