Hohenbrunn - Tragic death before 75 years: A commemorative stone and its moving history | Hohenbrunn

After the end of the war in Germany, a popular physician in the US army in Glonn under tragic circumstances. In Hohenbrunn is a memorial stone to his destiny.

Hohenbrunn - Tragic death before 75 years: A commemorative stone and its moving history | Hohenbrunn

After the end of the war in Germany, a popular physician in the US army in Glonn under tragic circumstances. In Hohenbrunn is a memorial stone to his destiny.

Hohenbrunn – A grave stone on the high Brunner municipal cemetery is Ignorant puzzles. A certain Captain Lawrence E. Cooper, Jr. 75 years ago, on 6 to. June 1945 in Hohenbrunn deceased. So read on to. This is only a memorial stone, because the actual tomb of the deceased, a U. S. officer is located in the Mount Zion Cemetery in Steele, Pemiscot County, in the U.S. state of Missouri. And the place of his death was not Hohenbrunn, although this memorial stone for decades was the site of a former ammunition depots ("Muna"), but in Glonn (in the district of Ebersberg). There he is drowned while Swimming.

memorial stone had to be moved from the Muna

The last Muna commander, staff Sergeant Alfred Hilscher, put mayor Stefan Straßmair (CSU), the memorial stone to the heart. Because of the lag in the administrative part of the Muna. And since he could not remain after the dissolution. Straßmair part led, in turn, in 2007, that the memorial stone at the local cemetery, in the southwest of the site, a place got. There is, though unadorned, a commemoration preserved.

Too much is over the age of 27 deceased Captain Cooper is also not known. He was born on the 21. In may 1918, in Cooter, Pemiscot County, Missouri. Cooper graduated from Cooter High School, studied at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and planned, from the military service back in the medicine in Cooter to return. Captain Cooper stepped up in the Second world war, his service in July 1943 and used on the European continent was the largest part of this time abroad. Cooper was a member of as a physician, "the 262nd Ordnance Battalion", a combat battalion translated. This crossed France, Belgium and Germany, and arrived, finally, at the beginning of may 1945 in hohenbrunn. Shortly before his death Cooper for the soldiers was recommended for the medal.

He built the only son of his parents

The monument in hohenbrunn is to commemorate the deceased. In an obituary, it is expressly said that the doctor "officers as well as employees of the unit who he served so faithfully, had a lot of meaning". This may also be the reason why there was such a large memorial stone. A photo of the monument was immediately sent to the parents Coopers.

Only in 1949 the Remains were transferred to the United States, there to be buried in the family tomb. Until a few years ago it was said that Cooper, in 1945, to be drowned in one of the fire water ponds on the high Brunner Muna-site. Finally, who lost his life here is to be read on the memorial stone: "in", "lost his life". However, research has shown, finally, that the leisure of misfortune has not there, but in the Kastensee occurred.

First, then the burial at a military cemetery in Germany (called Reuth) and in Lorraine (Saint-Avold) have taken place. Since Cooper died in Germany, but was deprived of the right of the family to be the only son in the home.

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Updated Date: 06 June 2020, 10:33

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