Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, France – Joy Neal Kidney

Sisters Darlene and Doris at the grave of their younger brother, Danny Wilson. The Superintendent of Lorraine American Cemetery, Walter Gebhardt, in the foreground. October 1997.

General George C. Marshall wrote, in the June 1957 issue of The National Geographic Magazine, that “15,000,000 American men and women had answered the call to arms; of these, 360,810 died overseas. Most of them were buried near where they fell, in temporary graves on alien soil.” He said that more than half were “brought back to their homeland at the request of relatives.”

Source: Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, France – Joy Neal Kidney