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Search for WWII soldier who left his name in a Dutch cave turns up some leads | Stars & Stripes
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Search for WWII soldier who left his name in a Dutch cave turns up some leads | Stars & Stripes

Last month local resident Walther Odekerken discovered an inscription in a cave in Valkenburg that stated “Wm. Thompson,” aka “Gimpy Joe,” from “Pgh, Pa” and was dated 9-17-44. This is the same day that Allie troops liberated the town from occupied Germans. Ever since he has been attempting to discover who the soldier was and reach their family. Currently this is the only name Odekerken has been found and asks that anyone with information about “Gimpy Joe” can reach him at [email protected]

Source: https://www.stripes.com/news/europe/search-for-wwii-soldier-who-left-his-name-in-a-dutch-cave-turns-up-some-leads-1.643307

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