8301, not just a number or mathematical equation. 8301 sacrifices made for the freedom of others. 8301 young lives ended by violence 8301 heroes 8301 reasons why we should never forget what hate,ignorance and intolerance can do. 8301. although a large number it is only a small percentage of the overall sacrifices made. 8301 menContinue reading “8301”

The self sacrifice of Private Walter Cline Wetzel.

The World War II Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial Margraten is a war cemetery which lies in the village of Margraten 10 km (6 mi) east of Maastricht, in the most southern part of the Netherlands. If you have never been there it is a well worth place visting. 8.301 brave men are buried there and there are another 2,000 or so memorialsContinue reading “The self sacrifice of Private Walter Cline Wetzel.”

The Four Chaplains-Heroic sacrifice

The Four Chaplains, also sometimes referred to as the “Immortal Chaplains” or the “Dorchester Chaplains”, were four United States Army chaplains who gave their lives to save other civilian and military personnel as the troop ship SS Dorchester sank on February 3, 1943, during World War II. They helped other soldiers board lifeboats and gave upContinue reading “The Four Chaplains-Heroic sacrifice”