As of now, 2nd Lt Willis A. Utecht was the last American to be buried in the cemetery in September 1994. Once the grounds were designed and dedicated, policy held that no others were to be buried here. 2nd Lt Utecht was listed as one of the 1,722 American names on the Tablets of the Missing as his platoon was last seen in October 1944. Fifty years later, his remains were found in a Dutch field and his family requested burial at the cemetery. Since policy wouldn't allow this, the family petitioned Congress and were granted the right to have 2nd Lt Utecht laid to rest among his comrades. Because the plots were already in a set formation, he was given his very own row. At least, for now. Our tour guide felt that it's very likely that there will be more remains found in the future, and thus there will be more. You can read more about 2nd Lt Utecht and see his photos here.
|View of the street from our table.|
|Statue of Charles de Gaulle, erected in 2014. The future President of France was shot in the leg during a battle in Dinant in World War I.|
|Dinant, along the River Meuse|