Members of Benjamin F. Luke Lodge # 127 of Brunssum / Netherlands, paid tribute to "Wereth Eleven" on the occasion of "Black History Month"
Special THANK’s to the Members of Benjamin F. Luke Lodge #127 for your visit to the "Wereth Eleven" memorial and your interest in their destiny. We were very happy to welcome you and even the rain stopped the time of a respectful ceremony.
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The members of Benjamin F. Luke Lodge #127 placed a wreath at the memorial for the Wereth 11 in Wereth, Belgium, to commemorate Black History Month. Placing the wreath at the memorial of the Wereth 11 is our Lodge’s small way of recognizing the ultimate sacrifices and hardships endured by the Wereth 11 and all African American Service Members, during World War II. The Wereth 11 were members of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion that were assigned to an area outside Wereth, Belgium. Their unit was overrun by the Germans during the war. They made a journey of 10 or 11 miles into Wereth, Belgium where they were later captured and executed by the German SS Unit. All 11 members received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Victory Medal. More information about the Wereth 11 and the Memorial can be found at www.wereth.org. The names of the Wereth 11 are provided;
Private Adams, Curtis
Corporal Bradley, Mager
Private First Class Davis, George
Staff Sergeant Forte, Thomas J.
Technical Corporal Green, Robert
Private First Class Leatherwood James
Private Moss, Nathaniel
Private First Class Moten, George W.
Technical Sergeant Pritchett, William Edward
Technical Sergeant Stewart, James Aubrey
Private First Class Turner, Due W.