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 Eliga Brinson

Eliga Brinson

Birth
Leon County, Florida, USA
Death 11 Aug 1944
England
Burial Fere-en-Tardenois, Departement de l'Aisne, Picardie, France
Plot E row 4 grave 93
Memorial ID 114441963 · View Source
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The section is maintained and groomed by cemetery caretakers, though it is hidden from view and kept far separate from the nearby four plots for the honored dead of World War I. One cemetery employee described Plot E as "a house of shame" and "a perfect anti-memorial". Unlike the marble monuments and inscribed standing headstones of the regular plots, Plot E contains nothing but 96 flat stone markers (arranged in 4 rows) and a single small granite cross. The markers are the size of index cards and have nothing on them except sequential grave numbers engraved in black. No US flag is permitted to fly over the section, and the numbered graves literally lie with their backs turned to the hallowed ground of the main cemetery across the street. Visitors are not encouraged, and its existence is not mentioned on the cemetery website or guide pamphlets The only individual buried there who had not been convicted of rape or murder was Eddie Slovik, who was executed for desertion. President Reagan permitted his body to be returned to the United States in 1987.


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  • Created by: soilsister
  • Added: 27 Jul 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 114441963
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eliga Brinson (unknown–11 Aug 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 114441963, citing Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial, Fere-en-Tardenois, Departement de l'Aisne, Picardie, France ; Maintained by soilsister (contributor 46846269) .