Finding Harry and Fred Bahlau's story
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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.

 

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

 

http://blog.mlive.com/citpat-veteran-voices/2008/03/fred_bahlau.html

 

Regards,

Frank

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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.

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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PS The video was nicely done.

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#4

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

 

Thank You So Much!

 

Jean J

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