One of America’s greatest WWII generals is interred in the Luxembourg American Cemetery.
He commanded the Third Army during its sweep across France, its push north to liberate besieged Bastogne in the Battle of the Bulge – when it created this cemetery – and the advance through southern Germany, and into Austria and Czechoslovakia. He broke his neck in a car accident in Germany in December 1945, died 12 days later in a Heidelberg hospital and was buried here on Christmas Eve of that year.
George Patton, grandson
Daughter-in-law and granddaughter
Family of Gen. Patton
Great grandson Ingmar
One of Gen. Patton’s grandsons (top photo, center); US Ambassador Ann Wagner (above)
Private First Class Philip W. Weis (of Minnesota) was killed on 6 January 1945 in the woods at Schumann’s Eck near the town of Wiltz/Luxembourg. He was a member of the 328th Infantry Regiment of the 26th "Yankee" Division, which was fighting its way north towards besieged Bastogne as part of Gen. Patton’s Third Army. Weis died only 6 miles from the former home of his grandfather, who had emigrated to Minnesota in 1871.