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Cactus Patch


There are three memorial monuments erected in France, dedicated to the memory of the valiant efforts of the Cactus Division soldiers who helped to liberate France from the stranglehold of the occupying German Army.

Saulcy-sur-Meurthe, France
(6.5 kilometers south of St Die)

Dedicated: 22 Oct 1989


November 22, 1944

Soldiers, they came to this place and died in full youth and far from home

Pfc Rosendo Cardenas
Simonton, TX

SSgt Frank Carraccio Jr
Centerville, IA

Pvt Edward V. Ciricillo
Newark, NJ

Pfc Bayard Dodge Jr
Bronx, NY

SSgt Russell Fuccy
Detroit, MI

Pvt Henry Gaynor
Brooklyn, NY

Pvt William James
Metropolis, IL

Pvt James H. Vanover
Independence, MO

Erected October 1989
By comrades, no longer young.
Company A, 411th Infantry
United States Army

"At the going down of the sun and in the morning, 
we will remember them."

"Erige en ces Lieux a perpetuite, Grace a la Genereuse cooperation
des habitants de Saulcy-sur-Meurthe"


Memorial Committee, Company "A", 411th Infantry

Daniel T. MacMillan
Douglas H. Stellner
John Wuensche


Pfaffenhoffen, France

Dedicated: 30 Jun 1991


Dedicated to the officers and men of the 103rd Infantry (Cactus) Division and attached units of the United States Army and to loyal French soldiers and citizens who assisted in the liberation of this portion of the Moder River Valley during World War II.

Erected by veterans of the "Cactus" Division and Les Amis de Liberation, 30 June 1991


St Die, France

Dedicated: 13 Jul 1992


In grateful remembrance of the sacrifices of citizens of St Die-des-Vosges and the gallantry of the soldiers of the American 103rd Infantry Division in the Battle of the Vosges 1944-1945.

Presented by 103rd Infantry Division Association of World War II July 13, 1992 Through the generous cooperation of the citizens of St Die-des-Vosges.


St Die-des-Vosges, 1944


St Die-des-Vosges in flames during a bombardment


St Die-des-Vosges following the bombardment


Photographs furnished are courtesy of Mr Bruno Laurent, Lubine, France

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