Jebsheim, France 7 Jun 97
Memorials- Page 5
Color image of the bronze plaque affixed to the Jebsheim War
In 1997 members of the 254th Infantry Regiment decided to honor their
buddies who were killed during the Battle of Jebsheim in January 1945. A
bronze plaque was designed, as shown above, and dedicated on 7 June
1997 at a ceremony held in the Jebsheim town square.
Attending the ceremony were six (6) members of the 254th, all veterans of
the Battle of Jebsheim. Also in attendance was the Mayor of Jebsheim, a
contingent of French Parachutists, several French veterans of the battle, a
number of Jebsheim citizens and guests.
During the ceremony the names were read of the sixty six (66) men of the
254th who were killed during the liberation of Jebsheim. Also presented
was a poem based on Joyce Kilmer's poem , "The Rouge Bouquet". The
poem, "A Small French Village Named Jebsheim" was written to honor
the 66 men of the regiment who died in the Battle of Jebsheim. The poem
can be read by clicking the "Jebsheim Poem" title below.
7 Jun 97 Jebsheim Ceremony Photos
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