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Netherlands World War II cemetery seeks to honor local man

 

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LOOKING FOR GOLDENDALE: A group in the Netherlands is trying to find a picture of a Goldendale World War II veteran.d

Thousands of white marble crosses and Stars of David, row after row. This is what one sees when overlooking the American War Cemetery in the town of Margraten, the Netherlands.

The markers are testimony to the sacrifices made by many young American men and women for the freedom of Europe during World War II. Through The Faces of Margraten project in May 2015, the Dutch will pay special tribute to these soldiers by decorating their more than 10,000 graves and names on the Walls of the Missing with personal photos of the soldiers. The project has started a quest to locate more soldiers' photos. Klickitat County native James F. Trowbridge is among those to be honored.

Currently, there is a...



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