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Namur (province)

Place du Général Piron

Lt.-Gen. Jean-Baptiste Piron

Couvin 1896 - Uccle 1974
commander of the 1st Belgian Infantry Brigade
(Wikipedia)
Victor Demanet
date?

Couvin /  Lt.-Gen. Jean-Baptiste Piron   Couvin /  Lt.-Gen. Jean-Baptiste Piron

Description

Stone with a bronze relief portrait, the emblems of three army units and the flags of the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands and the United States.

Inscription(s)

la ville de couvin et les anciens
combattants de la brigade piron
en hommage
AU LIEUTENANT GENERAL
J. PIRON - D.S.O.
natif de cette ville qui en 1944
a la tete de la first belgian brigade
participa au debarquement en
normandie et contribua a la liberation
de la france, la belgique et la hollande

Signature

V. Demanet.
"le manoir" / tierscheid ao

Sculptor

Tags

Locatie (N 50°3'8" - E 4°29'38")

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