Sunday, March 22, 2015

Hürtgen Forest: The heroic German officer killed in a minefield trying to save an American


On October 7, 1994 members of the 22nd Infantry Regiment Society dedicated a monument to a German Soldier from the Second World War. The monument stands near the entrance to the military cemetery in Hürtgen, Germany, the final resting place for over 2900 German Soldiers. It honors Leutnant Friedrich Lengfeld, a Company Commander in the German Army, who lost his life trying to save a wounded American Soldier.
It may possibly be the only monument erected anywhere, by former US Soldiers, to honor an act of bravery by a German Soldier, who at the time of the act, was an enemy at war with the United States.

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  1. This was why Studs Terkle deemed it the "Good War". There was at least some Chiveraly.

    1. Probably many more of this kind which have been ignored or not known.