Here where the monument stands, unknown SS men took twelve American prisoners and three local civilians and murdered them in cold blood. Later, as the battle wound to a close, local villagers searching for the missing civilians discovered the bodies. The GIs lay where the monument now stands and the civilians across the trail where a wooden bench marks the spot. The murdered soldiers were men of Company A, 27th Armored Infantry Battalion of the 9th Armored Division. This unit would earn itself a place in history a few months later when, under Captain Karl Timmermann, it jptured the Ludendorf Bridge over the Rhine River at Remagen.
Note the swedish flag and name.
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