|Death: ||May 30, 1996|
On 11/26/1943 1015 U.S. troops perished when the Rohna was attacked from the air and destroyed in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of Algeria. The was struck on the port side by a German remote-controlled, Rocket boosted bomb. This resulted in the greatest loss of troops in U.S. history. Combined with the loss of the ships crew, officers and 3 Red Cross workers, More lives were lost than on the USS Arizona. The hit was so devastating that the U.S. government placed a veil of secrecy upon it. The events that followed were so shameful that the secrecy continued for decades until recently, When documents were grudgingly released under the Freedom of information act. Some families still don't know the fate of their loved ones. In 1995 a group of survivors, next of kin and rescuers came together to create this memorial. This memorial to those brave souls was dedicated on may 30 1996.
Fort Mitchell National Cemetery
Created by: mark pritts
Record added: Nov 17, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16681813