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Harry Clawson's name is on the Wall of missing in Margraten. When they found his body, a little rosette was placed beside his name to show people that his remains had been found. On the picture you can see Fred Bahlau, a good friend of Harry Clawson, sitting next to his name ... crying. Fred and Harry both received a Silver Star for their actions in Normandy. The Silver Star was awarded to them in June 1944 on the square in Carentan.


Fred visited the cemetery in Margraten a couple of times, I met him twice. In September 2008 and May 2009. A true hero who earned two Silver Stars, Two Bronze Stars and a battlefield commission. This picture was taken in May 2009.




By clicking the link below you can also see and hear Fred Bahlau's story:




Wow, what a powerful photo. I can't even imagine all the things going through his mind as he sat there.


Thanks for you wonderful post and for all the information you've given us.

PS The video was nicely done.

What a spectacular story to share with all of us! I am sharing it with others!


Thank You So Much!


Jean J