I'm sending this mail from the Netherlands, where I live near the American WW2 Cemetery. 8301 US soldiers, including 3 nurses, are buried here. One of them is Cpt. Chester C. Slaughter, O1306160, Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, born at February 12, 1919, died at March 21, 1945. At the New Hope Cemetery in Limestone County,TX, a memorial stone seems to be dedicated to him.
The reason for my interest in Cpt. Slaughter: He is almost of the same age as my father, who died a few days ago. As WW2 was a very important period in his life, it seems to me appropriate to put some flowers from my dad's funeral service at the grave of a soldier, and "adopt" his grave for the future. Which I did at Memorial Day. A soldier of my dad's age who gave his live, in order that my dad could spend a good life in freedom.
I would really be interested to reach relatives of Cpt. Slaughter or learn more abouit him, but my internet resources seem to be exhausted. I would appreciate any additional information.
Kind Regards, Joost Claassens, Limbricht, the Netherlands