Mémorial composé de deux stèle situé au centre de Trois Ponts.
80th Airborne AntiAircraft Battalion
En mémoire à
★ 1st Lt Jake Wertich
★ Cpl Stokes Taylor
★ Pfc Harry Robinson
★ Pfc Gordon S. Smital
On 21 dec 1944, an armored battalion of 1ss grenadiers launched a savage attack on the hill overlooking trois ponts, defended by troops of e.co, 505pir and a btry, 80abn bn.
Pfc Robison and PfcSmital were kia as a withdrawal to the salm river bank was ordered. Lt. Jake wertich refused to fall back and continued to fire his .57mm at gun, koing two amored vehicles before being kia himself.
Cpl. Stokes Taylor, facing overwhelming odds, also remained, assisting the withdrawal with his bar spraying the enemy-filled woods before he was kia.
Lt. Wertich and cpl. Taylor were awarded, posthumously, the distinguished service cross for valor.
May they never be forgotten"
En hommage aux hommes du 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment de la 82nd Airborne Division dont l'ardeur défensive sur la Salm bloqua l'offensive Allemande menée par des effectifs plus nombreux et mieux équipés.
La troisième stèle rend hommage aux soldats américains morts au combat..