We shall not forget

Luxembourg

The Luxembourg American Monument and Cemetery at Luxembourg City, Luxembourg provides the final resting place for three Citadel Men. Another Citadel Man is remembered on the Tablets of the Missing. Gold stars on the map indicate the general location of their graves.

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James Goodlett Thornton, Jr. Charles Marion Thirlkeld, Jr.
The Citadel, Class of 1940 The Citadel, Class of 1944
Captain, U.S. Army Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Service # O-396129 Service # 1825509
741st Tank Battalion 506th Parachute Infantry Regt,
101st Airborne Division
Entered the Service from: North Carolina Entered the Service from: Texas
Died: 14-Sep-44 Died: 3-Jan-45
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea Buried at: Plot D Row 5 Grave 7
Tablets of the Missing at Luxembourg
American Cemetery
Luxembourg American Cemetery
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Awards: Bronze Star with Oak Leaf
Cluster, Purple Heart
Awards: Purple Heart
Harry Bell Launius, Jr. Theodore Hanford
The Citadel, Class of 1946 The Citadel, Class of 1942
Private First Class, U.S. Army Corporal, U.S. Army
Service # 34826389 Service # 34242320
302nd Infantry Regiment,
94th Infantry Division
326th Engineer Battalion,
101st Airborne Division
Entered the Service from: Georgia Entered the Service from: Florida
Died: 27-Jan-45 Died: 25-Dec-44
Buried at: Plot H Row 5 Grave 14 Buried at: Plot H Row 8 Grave 54
Luxembourg American Cemetery Luxembourg American Cemetery
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart

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

Planning a visit to Luxembourg? Download here a memorial booklet for the Citadel Men interred and remembered in the Luxembourg American Cemetery to take with you.

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

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