Last summer, I was moved by the obituary of monument-maker Kurt Pechmann, who first came to Wisconsin as a German POW and later settled here with his family. He was grateful to the United States and its soldiers for the humane treatment he received, and throughout his life, he contributed to American veterans' memorials.
Now his son, Gerhard, is working on a memorial for Cross Plains American Legion Post 245. The story ran a few days ago in the Wisconsin State Journal. There is also a video interview, which I unfortunately cannot embed. Please watch it; it's quite moving.
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