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Posted 6/7/2019 15:09 (#7546528 - in reply to #7546403)
Subject: RE: military info

They were buried in cemeteries across the battle zones, the family were allowed to ask to have the soldiers remains be returned to the US for burial after the war was over. Some were returned home others moved to the large consolidated cemeteries we see on TV. My Dad wanted to stay in the Army but wasn't offered a chance to stay with the Army Air Force but was offered a job with graves registration. He said the description of the task was to escort a collection of soldiers remains in coffins from Europe to a warehouse in the US, then escort and be present at the reburial of each soldier as a representative of the War Dept. Then return to the warehouse and escort another soldier to his final resting place. Once all of his soldiers were buried, take a short leave then return to Europe for a new set of remains. He declined the offer and came home to farm.

Dad said there was a mother here in our village who refused to believe her son was in the closed coffin because she wasn't allowed to view him, she became slightly deranged with this belief.

Edited by BOGTROTTER 6/7/2019 15:12
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