Dedication of the Nesles-la-Gilberde, Lumigny-Nesles-Ormeaux, France Memorial
to John L. Mordo
Headquarters Company, 40th Tank Battalion, 7th Armored Division
27 August 2016
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Memorial Plaque on the Nesles Column of War Dead (48.701552, 2.968854)
In hommage to the young American tanker of the 7th Armored Division fallen 26 August 1944 during combat for the Liberation
40th Tank Battalion Headquarters Company Private fc John L. Mordo age 24
In recognition of his sacrifice for the French people and for Liberty
Ceremonies were held 27 August 2016 to dedicate the memorial.
Photographs of the Ceremonies
Thanks to Daniel Blandin
The woman in the red dress is Madam Sarah Peck of the U. S. Embassy.
On her right is Mr. Christian Jacob, the former Secretary of the Sarkozy government.
The woman with the the tricolor (red, white and blue) sash is Madam Annie Jean, Mayor of Nesles-la-Gilberde.
The man in uniform is Mr. Jean Claude Tavernier, head of the Souvenir Français Committee.