Hi Julie, I emailed her too....so think we are covered either way.
Here is some information you may not have.
He died of wounds...so that means I think he must have survived for awhile and then passed.I can definitely understand the loss his mother felt.I don't have children but I can certainly imagine the pain.
AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS COMMISSION World War II Honor Roll Edward W. Gruss Technician Fourth Class, U.S. Army Service # 33003315 46th Tank Battalion, 13th Armored Division Entered the Service from: Maryland Died: 18-Apr-45 Buried at: Plot E Row 13 Grave 25 Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
And if you want to share all the information you have, you could email it to this site as they are trying to build a database of our soldiers who are buried or remembered in three American cemeteries overseas.There are about 22,000 to be listed so they have a monumental task...but they are definitely dedicated to it.There's a CONTACT button upper right somewhere as I recall.