Monument dedicated to 12 soldiers from the 27th Armored Infantry Battalion, 9th Armored and 3 civilians who were brutally murdered in the woods of Vaux-Richard on December 17, 1944. The plaque reads: "Here, December 17, 1944, 12 soldiers of Company A, 27th Armored Infantry Battalion of the 9th Armored Division and three civilians of the village, all made prisonner, were brutally massacred by the Nazi Hordes." "S/Sgt. Walter W. Arter, S/Sgt. Eward Wkadluboski (New Yersey), Pvt. Dave H. Glotzer (New York), Pvt. Myrl L. Gion (Nebraska), Pvt. Donald A. Hoffer (Ohio), Pfc. Carl N. Millard (Kansas), Pfc. Belen Reyes (New York), Pfc. Rolf O. Runge (Sweden), T/5 William G. Edmonds (Iowa), T/5 Donald A. Spencer (New York), T/5 Klaas Visser (Wisconsin), T/5 Harry P. Czatlinski. All were decorated with a Purple Heart." "Mrs. Charlotte Petit (31, wife G. Blaise), Mr. George J. H. J. Blaise (30), Mr. Leonard G. J. Willem (63)"

On the pictures below you can see 9th Armored Veteran Carl L. Shell, I visited the monument with Carl during his trip to Europe on June 24, 2012.

I visited this memorial for the first time April 3, 2010