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Asch Liberation Monument

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Details:

On the west side of the street.


Monument

A large, rough-hewn stone monument, bearing two plaques, one above the other. The upper plaque is engraved with the American flag depiction and inscribed with a commemoration message that is written in Czech in raised lettering. Then, the lower contains the names of eight soldiers who were killed during the liberation. The town of Asch was liberated by the US Army from German occupation on April 20, 1945.

Source of photos: www.muas.cz, turistika.cz

Monument Text:

Upper Plaque:

 

20.IV.1945

OSVOBODILA

AMERICKÁ

ARMÁDA

MĔSTO AŠ

 

English translation:

 

On April 20, 1945, the American Army liberated the city of Asch.

 

 

Lower Plaque:

 

The names inscribed on the plaque are as follows:

 

CAPTAIN HARRIS CHARLES E.

SGT PERFECT TRUMAN A.

TEC HANCHEY ROBERT F.

TEC RENTELL ARTUR G.

TEC SHOUPE CLARENCE R.

TEC MURRAY CHARLES C.

PFC FEURY WILLIAM A.

 

PVT WARD THOMAS L.

Commemorates:

People:

William A. Feury

Robert G. Hanchey

Charles E. Harris

Charles C. Murray

Arthur G. Rentell

Clarence R. Shoupe

Thomas L. Ward

Truman A. Ward

Units:

2nd Cavalry Group

3rd US Army

United States Army

Wars:

WWII

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