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Monday, May 29, 2017

FLANDER'S FIELD


The reason poppies have become associated with Armistice Day and with this poem in particular is because red poppies began to bloom like crazy in the field in Flanders where men had fallen and been buried–where they hadn’t bloomed like this before.



                 
     Kathy:   
 And yes, we have a Mt. Pleasanter
buried there,
Charles Rutishauser,
KIA  June 1944.
And by  comparison, a  trivia note,
three versions of the poem,
page 152, my  book
 lee







Charles Rutishauser
ID: 39835671 

Entered the Service From: Utah 

Rank: Technical Sergeant 


Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 526th Bomber Squadron, 379th Bomber

Group, Heavy 


Died: Sunday, June 18, 1944 
Buried at: Ardennes American Cemetery 
Location: Neupre (Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium 
Plot: D Row: 16 Grave: 4 

Awards: Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart





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