Monday, June 4, 2018

Hürtgen Forest: 22nd Infantry Monument to a Fallen German Soldier

Via Greg


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. May he rest in peace. A great man.

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    1. Couldn't find any info on his descendants unfortunately.
      Should compile similar occurrences throughout history.