We shall not forget

Florence

The Florence American Monument and Cemetery at Florence, Italy provides the final resting place for a Citadel Man.
Another two Citadel Men are remembered on the Tablets of the Missing.

The photos in the slideshow are courtesy of W. Kiggen and were made 31 December 2012.

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Samuel Rigby Sprott, Jr. Francis Vernon Lael Joseph Dexter Brown, Jr.
The Citadel, Class of 1944 The Citadel, Class of 1940 The Citadel, Class of 1942
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces Captain, U.S. Army
Service # O-754855 Service # O-667525 Service # O-495660
720th Bomber Squadron, 450th Bomber Group, Heavy 723rd Bomber Squadron, 450th Bomber Group, Heavy 6th Infantry, 1st Armored Division
Entered the Service from: South Carolina Entered the Service from: North Carolina Entered the Service from: South Carolina
Died: 24-Mar-44 Died: 5-Apr-44 Died: 25-Jun-44
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea Missing in Action or Buried at Sea Buried at: Plot B Row 12 Grave 8
Tablets of the Missing at Florence American Cemetery Tablets of the Missing at Florence American Cemetery Florence American Cemetery
Florence, Italy Florence, Italy Florence, Italy
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart Awards: Distinguished Service Cross, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart Awards: Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster

Sources: American Battle Monuments Commission, Mike Stannard ’65, The Citadel Archive & Museum, Willem Kiggen

More information about each Citadel Man can be found by accessing his individual in memoriam page via the alphabetical list.

Planning a visit to Florence? Download here a memorial booklet for the Citadel Men interred or remembered at the Florence American Cemetery to take with you.

More information about the Florence American Monument and Cemetery including downloadable video, brochure, and booklet can be found on
the American Battle Monuments Commission website.

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3 responses

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  2. howard cetel, dds

    i visited my uncle interred at the Florence cemetery a few years ago, as .i was the first family member to ever visit the grave…..had i known specifically about the citadel men, i would have surely made a point to pay respect.
    howard cetel, dds

    April 27, 2013 at 10:14 pm

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