61st Anniversary of the Liberation of Metz
[1944 - 2005]
November 22, 1944 at 14.35PM, Major General
Walton H. Walker reported to Lieutenant General Patton
that Metz was completely secured... But at the price of
many casualties !
This is a drawing that I made.
"A GI of the 95th Infantry Division,
wounded during fatal combat for the Liberation of Metz is
helped by a medic comrade. Both pass close to the Monument
of the 95th Infantry Division that is dedicated to them
today and enter to the center of the city. In the
background, we can see the great cathedral, a powerful
symbol of the City.
In spite of his wounds, the shadow that the
soldier projects on the monument recalls a courageous man,
bayonet on his rifle and ready for
combat. That's why the soldiers of the 95th
Infantry Division merit, with dignity, the nickname of the
Iron Men of Metz.