Post Tagged with: "Kindergraves"


Maj. Gen. Timothy M. Zadalis, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa vice commander, speaks during a symbolic dedication ceremony for Gary Currie, an infant who lost his life in 1952, Oct. 16 at the American Kindergraves in Kaiserslautern. Joy Caffey, Gary’s mother, does not know where her son is laid to rest. Her family reached out to the Ramstein Area Chiefs’ Group, and they offered to dedicate a gravestone to Gary within the Kindergraves.

Mother’s love never fades, community never forgets

Story and photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

In 1952, Joy Currie, a young wife to an Air Force master sergeant in Koblenz, Germany, was staying in Wiesbaden awaiting the birth of her first child, a little boy.

November 3, 2016 ×


Kaiserslautern Military Community members view the gravestones of deceased children after the Kindergraves Memorial Service May 14 at the Kaiserslautern Military Cemetery. The ceremony is held annually to honor the children who were lost during the Cold War. They were mainly infants who died of complications before reaching their first birthday.

KMC honors Kindergraves

Story and photo by Senior Airman Nicole Keim 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Kaiserslautern Military Community members came together May 14 for the Kindergraves memorial service to honor and remember 451 American children who died during the Cold War and were buried in the Kaiserslautern Military Cemetery.

May 19, 2016 ×


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Each year, wreaths are placed at the Kindergraves in Kaiserslautern’s cemetery during the annual Kindergraves memorial ceremony.

Kindergraves ceremony scheduled for May 14

by Jodi Corey German-American and International Women’s Club Kaiserslautern

One of the sweetest and strongest signs of friendship between Germany and America happened in Kaiserslautern. From 1952 to 1971, approximately 451 American infants who died at birth or shortly after at the American military hospital in Landstuhl or at nearby civilian hospitals were buried in the Kaiserslautern main cemetery, Waldfriedhof, adjacent to Daenner Kaserne.

April 29, 2016 ×


The Kindergraves are the final resting places for 451 American children of service members stationed in Europe during the buildup of the Cold War. The graves were decorated with American flags and roses before the ceremony.

Kindergraves ceremony held in Kaiserslautern

Photos by Senior Airman Hailey Haux


May 22, 2014 ×


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Community unites for Kindergraves memorial

by Kaiserslautern Kindergraves Memorial Foundation

The veterans made it home safely, but their children stayed behind in the U.S. Forces Kindergraves. The children had no chance at life, and most perished before their first birthday. The Kindergraves became the final resting place for 451 American children of service men and women serving in Europe during the buildup of the Cold War.

May 8, 2014 ×