World War II soldier Gerald 'Mike' Kight's remains returned, almost 68 years after he died in battle

May 1, 2012 Full story: The Oregonian

Gerald "Mike" Kight holds his 2-year-old Frances Hembree in a shot taken in White Salmon when he was home on leave.

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Jaap Vermeer MDE

Nijkerk, Netherlands

#1 May 12, 2012
For a copple of years we remember Pfc.Gerald Ware Kight and S/Sgt.Dave "Rosie" Rosenkrantz with a memorial at Den Heuvel,Groesbeek,Holland.First paratroopers of the Parachute Group Holland and the Liberty Jump Team,jump out a C-47 and after we hold an remembrance for both paratroopers.In 2014 we hope the Rosenkrantz and Kight family will be at the Memorial site with 70th years Operation Market Garden.Now his remains were found we still remember these Heroes.The fought against a bad regim,so that we can lived in Freedom.
Lynn Vaughn

Vancouver, WA

#2 May 21, 2012
Jaap Vermeer MDE wrote:
For a copple of years we remember Pfc.Gerald Ware Kight and S/Sgt.Dave "Rosie" Rosenkrantz with a memorial at Den Heuvel,Groesbeek,Holland.First paratroopers of the Parachute Group Holland and the Liberty Jump Team,jump out a C-47 and after we hold an remembrance for both paratroopers.In 2014 we hope the Rosenkrantz and Kight family will be at the Memorial site with 70th years Operation Market Garden.Now his remains were found we still remember these Heroes.The fought against a bad regim,so that we can lived in Freedom.
Jaap- PFC Gerald "Mike" Kight and his family/friends/community and country were honored on 18 & 19 May 2012 upon his return home to White Salmon, Washington. He received Full Military Honors during the entire two days service. He was placed next to his Mother & Father in one of the most beautiful cemeteries I have seen in many years. He finally home where he belongs and resting in peace. Thank everyone in the Netherlands for your support and honoring our countries military servicemen who continue even today and will do so tomorrow for Freedom.

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