I am hoping someone will have any information on Edward Gruss. I know he DOW, but I would like to find out the details and am having a hard time finding anything. The story of my great uncle(?)...I've spent the past few weeks honoring both his sacrifice and memory by telling his story to historians and people dedicated to making certain, the soldiers lost will never be forgotten. If we forget our mistakes, history is bound to repeat itself. This is his story... Edward W. Gruss Technician Fourth Class, U.S. Army Service # 33003315 46th Tank Battalion, 13th Armored Division Entered the Service from: Maryland Died: 18-Apr-45 Buried at: Plot E Row 13 Grave 25 Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart Edward lost his father at a very early age, 6 years old. Edward had an older brother, James. They were very close. James died at 14 of complications due to rheumatic fever, Edward was about 10. This was about 4 years after losing his father. His mother tried to give him extra attention during this time and because of this, she became extremely close to him. Edward was dating a woman named, Betty, before he joined the service in 1941 and would most likely have married after his discharge. When Edward was killed, Betty was pregnant with his child. Upon learning of his death, she lost the child. To quote from my family history, "he lost his father when he was 6 years old, his big brother when he was 10, fathers a child...who he may not even have known about, serves heroically in the was which goes unnoticed, his child is miscarried, he is killed in battle in Germany, his body remains buried in Holland and his family members cannot mention his name." It further mentions that the family should recognize his sacrifice for his country and his rightful place in our family. Note: His grandfather, George Gruss was born in Germany. Please, if you can help me I would be most appreciative. He died for me and for America. He doesn't deserve to have given his life without at least some acknowledgement. Thank you.