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501st PIR Geronimo Monument

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Details:

On the west side of road, facing the intersection, situated next to the windmill. Monument The monument was unveiled in 1981 by Jack Thornton. On September 17, 1944, the 501 Parachute Infantry Regiment landed on Eerde to conquer important bridges to keep “Hell's Highway” open during Operation Market-Garden. The dropzone's for 501st 2nd and 3rd battalions were located in the area just behind the village windmill and the 1st battalion was dropped at Veghel. Heavy fighting occurred in and around Eerde until the village was freed on September 24, 1944. The monument was set up to remember also these heavy fights.

Monument Text:

ONTMOETING

HERINNERING

WAARDERING

17 SEPT. 1944

 

English translation:

MEETING

REMINDER

VALUATION

 

(3rd plaque below the wall plaque)

 

HERDENKEN

U.S.A. † 48

  

 

(Small pillar at the right of the monument)

 

May they rest in peace, my friends

 

Pvt Walter D. Cooper

Pvt William J. Dellapenta

Lt. John W. Ell

Pvt Orven E. Frisby

Pfc Wilbrod A. Gauthier Bastogne

Col. Howard R. Johnson

Capt. Vernon Kraeger

Pvt Andrew W.Jr. Mahoney

Pvt Pete T. Phillips

Pfc David R. Salazar

Lt. John L. White

 

Eerde, 6 June 1989

William and Thelma Mc Mahon

Commemorates:

Units:

501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division

United States Army

Wars:

WWII

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