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Wall of the Missing Ceremony at Margraten Cemetery

Wall of the Missing Ceremony at Margraten Cemetery

Five soldiers from WWII who had been missing for over 70 years have finally been found and identified.

On March 22nd, 2018 a short ceremony was held at Margraten American Cemetery and bronze rosettes were added to their names on the Walls of the Missing.

This is their ceremony:

S/Sgt AIELLO, Michael
401 GIR – 101 Airborne Division
MIA 30-9-1944

2LT ALLEN, Clarence E
368 Fighter Group ,
MIA 12-10-1944

PVT BAILEY, Shirley E.
4th Infantry Division,
MIA 29-11-1944

Sgt DAMAN, Charles H.
448 Bomb Group
MIA 4-4-1945

1Lt MAINS, Robert L.
448 Bomb Group,
MIA 4-4-1945

By Joris

My name is Joris Nieuwint and I will be your tour guide! Please allow me to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about what I've been doing over the past years. For the past 10 years I've been living in Veghel, and before that, I've lived in Arnhem for almost two decades. Living so close to the battlefields meant that Operation Market Garden always had my interest and I've been studying the battles for all those years. Sharing what I've learned over the years has been my passion and becoming a tour guide was one of my dreams. Keeping the sacrifices of these men alive by telling their stories and showing the locations where it happened is my greatest passion.

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