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Memorial ceremony recognizes fallen international prisoners of war

November 24, 2017 —      To remember prisoners of war from Germany and Italy, Fort Riley called upon international partnerships to commence the German and Italian Memorial Ceremony Nov. 16 at the Fort Riley Main Post Cemetery.      During the height of WWII, 371,000 soldiers from Germany, 50,000 from Italy and 4,000 from Japan were detained in 700 camps throughout the MORE
German and Italian flags rest near the graves of World War II prisoners of war who passed away at the installation at the Fort Riley Main Post Cemetery during the annual German and Italian Memorial Ceremony Nov. 16.

Ceremony honors German, Italian soldiers buried at Fort Riley

November 25, 2016 —      Four German and three Italian service members stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, traveled to Fort Riley Nov. 17 for the German and Italian Memorial Ceremony.      Sixty-two German and 11 Italian prisoners of war from World War II are buried in the Main Post Cemetery at Fort Riley. Each year, representatives of Germany and Italy lay wreaths MORE
German and Italian service members stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, traveled to Fort Riley Nov. 17 for the German and Italian Memorial Ceremony.

German, Italian prisoners honored at ceremony

January 13, 2016 —      The German and Italian Memorial Ceremony was held at the Post Cemetery Nov. 19 to honor the 62 German and 11 Italian soldiers who died as prisoners of war at Fort Riley during World War II.      Col. Carsten Treder, one of the Fort Leavenworth German delegation members, addressed the audience at the annual ceremony with the thought of what MORE
German and Italian delegation members laid the wreath during speeches at the ceremony Nov. 19 at the Fort Riley Post Cemetery.