I am Andy from the Netherlands .
I recently adopted 3 graves of soldiers from WW2
We caretakers of the graves at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial ( Margraten ) are the ones who will see to it that the men and women buried there will not be forgotten
I go there often with my wife and children to see that their graves are well being taken care for.
I now have Internet and i am trying to find out as much as possible about them but its very hard to find anything.
I would like to know everything about them so i can ex plane it to my children who s in that grave and what kind of men they were.
I am trying the find a face or story behind the grave of these brave men, but i run out of help
So i hope i am at the right address.
Its about :
Marshall D Breininger was born 31 DEC 1909 in Kutztown, Maxatawny Twp., Berks Co., PA,
US ARMY ID : 33370932
313th Infantry Regiment , 79th Infantry Division
Killed in action, april 7, 1945, by a German sniper
I haven't got much about him
And then there is :
sergeant Joseph V Del Torto
615th Bomber Squadron, 401st Bomber Group, Heavy
from poughkeepsie NY
who was born in 1925 en died on 16 feb 1945 in an airplane crash in Holland
I know a lot about his military life , but haven't been able to contact a relative
And then we have :
CPL Gustavo R. Ontiveroz
U.S. Army, 55th Infantry Battalion, 11th Armored Division
From Bexar County, TX
who was born on 9 feb 1918 and died on 6 April 1945 in Europe
I recently made contact with his granddaughter Lisa and soon i will know much more about him, its great
If anyone knows something , please let me know, it would be great.