The Battle of the Colmar Pocket Alsace, France Dec 44 to Feb 45

Friday 10 February 2023 from 09:30 to 16:30

Outpost International, Society of the 3rd Infantry Division and the Military Attaché of France

Honors veterans of the 6th Army Group, 1st French Army, XXIst US Corps, 3rd, 28th, 75th Infantry Divisions, 12th Armored Division, 36th Infantry Division, attached units, the French Air Force, the US Army Air Force, and other allied air forces

  • When: 0930 to 1630, 10 February 2023
  • Where: Maison Française, French Embassy, Washington, DC. 4101 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC. 20007
  • Who: Veterans, families and friends of the Battle of the Colmar Pocket from the 3rd, 28th, 36th, and 75th Infantry Divisions, the 12th Armored Division, XXIst US Corps, the First French Army, and allied air units who fought in the Colmar area.
  • Why: To honor the Divisions and veterans of the Battle of the Colmar Pocket, in which Audie Murphy, Charles P. Murray, Ellis Weicht, Bernard Bell, Keith L. Ware, Gus Kefurt, Eli Whiteley, Russell Dunham, Merle Connor, Forrest Peden, and Jose Valdez received the Medal of Honor, and to educate the public about this little remembered front known as the second Battle of the Bulge.

There will be a memorial ceremony in the Memorial Amphitheater of Arlington National Cemetery followed by a wreath ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns on 11 February.

Registration required by 1 February to ensure entry through French Embassy security.

Point of Contact: Monika Stoy, President, Outpost International at email, PH: 571 419-8915