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Discussion in '☆☆ New Recruits ☆☆' started by PFC Bernard van der Steen, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. PFC Bernard van der Steen

    PFC Bernard van der Steen New Member

    Nov 5, 2018
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    The Netherlands
    Hi there,

    My name is Patrick, 39 years old, and since two years I've adopted a grave at the American Military Cementary in Margraten, the Netherlands. The soldiers name is PFC Bernard J. van der Steen and he served with the 27th Armored Infantry Battalion 9th Armored Division and was killed on 13th April 1945 in Obertitz, Germany.

    I'm researching this soldier and looking for any information on the 27th Armored Infantry BAttalion 9th Armored Division. Also I'm searching for information about the Infantry Advanced Replacement Training Center, Camp Livingstone, Louisiana.

    What we have found out already:
    VAN DER STEEN, Bernard J
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  2. TD-Tommy776

    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

    Jun 3, 2011
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    The Land of 10,000 Loons
    Welcome to the Forums, Patrick. I have a great amount of respect and admiration for the people of the Netherlands who express their gratitude by adopting American servicemen who died in WWII. Thank you.

    Here are a few links that have some info about Camp Livingston, Louisiana:

    Camp Livingston, Louisiana - Red Arrow Stories
    Remembering Camp Livingston (April 2014) | Archive - 2014 | Rickey Robertson | Local Writers' Columns | Center for Regional Heritage Research | SFASU
    Camp Livingston - Wikipedia

    Regarding the 27th AIB, try these links:

    A Very Dark Day for Members of the 27th Armored Infantry Battalion
    The Last Days of the Ardennes for the 27th Armored Infantry Bn

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