There are 65th Infantry Division soldiers who lay at rest in international cemeteries. Next to the KIA & DOW names list where they may be buried internationally.
Below, you'll find some stories and photo albums related to those international locations.
Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands
story shared on Facebook by Desiree Dekker Storcken
She is in search of PVT Lionel McNeill's family...
Our research shows the McNeill family was in New Orleans during the war. PVT McNeill is memorialized on a headstone in Metairie Cemetery.
"My name is Désirée from the Netherlands. I have a question and hope somebody can help me. I'm searching for relatives from private Lionel McNeill, 261th Inf., 65th Div, his ID= 38651903, Orleans, Louisiana. I would like to have contact with his relatives if they wanted. We've got a certificate containing the personal information regarding the liberator known to the Association and the cemetery. I'm in charge for his grave in Magraten, the Netherlands. This is a American Cemmetry.
I've got this information from my grandmother, she has adopt his grave, just after the war, nobody knows it. Until she died, then we found the documents. After she died i took further action to take care for "our" soldier's grave.
I hope someone can help us. Thank you very much.."
Hi Christine, Thank you very much for your message. it's a small effort.. There are over 8000 soldiers here in Margraten . And all graves are adopted by families in the Netherlands.
I have only picture from his grave. I will make some new one, tomorrow. for Memorial Day. On this website you get more information about the cemetery. I hope he will find someone...
Thank you! Kind regards, Desiree
"I've got this information from my grandmother, she has adopt his grave, just after the war, nobody knows it. Until she died, then we found the documents. I was very interested why she never has told anywhone about this. I've been very interested in the history of this braveful men. We went last May to Normandy, France. We were there for 4 days, but it was to short, to see everything in that environment. It was impressive to see, but also very strange to walk on the beaches, where about 60 years ago, some many people find the dead. I hope you can help me.. Kind Regards, Désirée Dekker The Netherlands"
International Cemeteries continued...