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LT Edward Golden, 1st Armored Division, Memorial

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Details:

Located on the immediate roadside encircled by a row of hedges, open to the street.

Marker


A white inscribed marble marker about 3 feet high.

 

The marker remembers First Lieutenant Edward F. Golden Jr. a Platoon Leader in Company A, 4th Tank Battalion, Combat Command B, of the 1st Armored Division.  1LT Golden fell near this spot during the Po Valley Campaign on April 24, 1945. He was shot by a sniper while conducting a dismounted recon near the town of Cadelbosco di Sotto. 

 

The town placed the marker immediately after the war and rededicated it in 2018.

 

A park in Cadelbosco di Sopra also remembers LT Golden and two other soldiers killed in fighting in this area. (See this website for LT Golden Park for more information on the park).

 

 

1LT Golden’s brother, also an Armored Officer, 1LT William Golden, fell on April 8, 1945 while fighting in Germany with the 753rd Tank Battalion.  

 

Monument Text:

The text on the marker is written in Italian and reads:



IN MEMORIA

DEL TENENTE

 

G. GOLDEN

 

CADUTO PER LA

LIBERTA' D'ITALIA

25 APRILE 1945

 

Translation in English:

 

IN MEMORY

OF LIEUTENANT 

 

G. GOLDEN

 

WHO FELL FOR THE 

LIBERATION OF ITALY

25 APRIL 1945

Commemorates:

People:

Edward F. Jr. Golden

William H. Golden

Units:

1st Armored Division

1st Armored Division- Combat Command B

4th Tank Battalion, 1st Armored Division

5th Army

753rd Tank Battalion

Wars:

WWII

Battles:

Italian Campaign

Po Valley

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