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Re: WORLD WAR II -Massacre of Black Soldiers


There is a bunch of information about the incident in the historical archives of the US. Many historians have recently studied the incident in order to find out who the murderers were. It was not Peiper's team, his route of march was a couple of miles north of Wereth. It has never been totally identified but Peiper's main colum can be ruled out. Even today there is still some sensitivity as to who imfromed on the Wereth 11. What I can tell you is that the Langer family the towns Burgomeister and indeed the entire town is very respectfull of the freedoms that the 11 gave their lives for. I have a American Army Captain trying to generate interest at the Army's Artillery school at Ft Sill, OK and hopefully raise some money for the project. I hope to be present for the unvailing of the monument and rededication this spring. We originally discussed having the dedication on Dec 16, 2004 but because many of the organizational volunteers are getting up in age it was decided that a spring or summer dedication would be more appropriate. Please spread the word on this wonderful project. Maybe someday when I return from Iraq we can meet and I can tell you all I know about the Wereth 11.

SMSgt James Stewart, USAF
Baghdad Iraq

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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