Monument to Operation Cowboy Casualties
An altar sized monument on the ground, off the main road, in front of the church adjacent to a parking lot.Monument
An altar shaped monument with a bronze of a fallen soldier on top and a white inscribed marble in the front.
The monument remember two soldiers of the 42ndCavalry Squadron who as part of Task Force Stewart, fell during Operation Cowboy – the daring April 1945 mission to save the famous Lipizzaner horses of the Vienna Spanish Riding school.
The town of Bela Nad Radbuzou dedicated the monument to remember the only two US casualties during this end of war mission to save the horses which were housed in nearby Hostoun (Hostau).
Another marker in town identifies the exact location where the soldiers fell and one in Vienna remembers the effort the US Army provided in returning these horses to safety.
See these other sites/memorials on our website for more on Operation Cowboy:
Site:Bela nad Radbuzou- Town Center
Memorial: Monument to Operation Cowboy Casualties
Site: Bela nad Radbuzou- Fallen Site
Memorial: Operation Cowboy Marker
Site: Vienna- Spanish Riding School
Memorial:Operation Cowboy Plaque
Thanks to Spolek pro vojenská pietní místa (Guild for Military Memorial ) for their assistance! (www. Vets.cz)
The text on the monument is written in Czech and in English.
The Czech text:
MĚSTO BĚLÁ NAD RADBUZOU VĚNUJE PADLÝM
NA VĚČNOU PAMÁTKU
SVOBODNÍK RAYMOND E.MANZ
*16.KVĚTNA 1925, +30.DUBNA 1945
PADL V BOJI - TOLEDO, OHIO. USA
TECHNIK 5.TŘÍDY OWEN W.SUTTON
*8.PROSINCE 1916, +1.KVĚTNA 1945
ZEMŘEL NA NÁSLEDKY ZRANĚNÍ V BOJI
KINSTON, SEVERNÍ, KAROLÍNA. USA
The translation of Czech:
THE CITY OF BELA NAD RADBUZOU REMEMBERS THE FALLEN
The English text
PFC RAYMOND E. MANZ
DOB 16 MAY 1925, KIA 30 APRIL 1945
TOLEDO, OHIO, U.S.A.
T/5 OWEN W. SUTTON
DOB 8 DECEMBER 1916, DOW 1 MAY 1945
KINSTON, NORTH, CAROLINA. U.S.A.