U.S. Embassy Commemorates Air Battle over the White Carpathians

On August 29, 1944, forty-one U.S. airmen lost their lives in the Air Battle over the White Carpathian mountains . U.S. Embassy’s Management Officer Jennie Young joined Governor Jiří Čunek, national and local politicians and citizens of Slavičín, Rudice, Šanov, and Přečkovice in commemorating the fallen soldiers and the bravery of local people who helped the survivors of the battle. Very special ...
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U.S. Embassy Will Commemorate Liberation in 1945

The U.S. Embassy in Prague will commemorate the 72th anniversary of the end of World War II and of liberating the country from Nazi oppression. American diplomats will travel to the regions to participate in events organized by locals commemorating the liberation of western and southern parts of Bohemia by the U.S. Third Army led ...
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U.S. Embassy Honors Family for Saving Life of U.S. Airman at the end of the World War II

On September 7 in Tochovice near Pribram in Central Bohemia, U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro presented a memorial plaque to the relatives of Josef Parizek who saved U.S. pilot Newton T. Parker from certain death near the end of World War II. Germans shot down Parker’s bomber in April 1945 in the Sedlcany region. Parker was ...
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U.S. Embassy Representative Honors Legacy of Anthropoid Paratroopers

U.S. Embassy Prague Chief of the Office of Defense Cooperation LTC Stephanie Bagley participated in a commemorative ceremony at the Church of Cyril and Methodius in Prague on June 18 commemorating the brave act of resistance by Czechoslovak paratroopers who assassinated Acting Reich Protector Reinhard Heydrich in 1942. Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš, together with ...
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Embassy Participates in Liberation Commemorations in Western and Southern Bohemia

As every year since 1990, U.S. diplomats have been proud to participate in celebrations held by some fifty municipalities across the western and southern part of Bohemia commemorating the World War II liberation by the U.S. Third Army under the command of General George S. Patton. During the communist era, the U.S. role in the ...
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World War II Liberation Commemorations Culminate in Pilsen

From May 5-8, the Liberation Festival in Pilsen celebrated the 71st anniversary of the liberation of the region from Nazi oppression by the U.S. Third Army under the command of General George Patton. On Friday, May 6, the commemorations culminated in Pilsen. U.S. and Belgian veterans, members of government, and local politicians, and other guests gathered at the General ...
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Embassy Representatives Attend Liberation Events in Zhůří and Klatovy

Economic Officer Noah Woodiwiss and Political Specialist Helena Markusova delivered remarks to mark the 71st anniversary of the end of World War II in Zhůří and Klatovy on May 5th. Ten American soldiers from the 90th Infantry Division were killed in Zhuri in the last days of the war while liberating the Czechoslovak people and ...
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U.S. Embassy Commemorates U.S. Air Force WWII Pilots

Major Adam Knox represented the U.S. Embassy at the commemoration event that took place near the Konopistě Chateau in the Benešov District on Friday, April 22nd. The event honored nine U.S. Air Force pilots who were shot down during their mission over then Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia and who the Nazi’s subsequently executed without ...
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U.S. Defense Attaché Attends Liberation Commemoration Events in Western Bohemia

On Saturday, April 23, Defense Attaché Mark A. Wootan visited liberation commemoration events in Cheb and in Pilsen-Křimice. In Cheb, he attended a ceremony dedicated to the memory of U.S. soldiers of the 97. Infantry Division of the U.S. Army who liberated the town. In Křimice, Col. Mark Wootan together with Mayor Vít Mojžíš participated ...
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U.S. and Czech Teams Commemorate 1945 American Football Match in Cesky Krumlov

In Cesky Krumlov, Americans and Czechs commemorated an American football match played in the town at the end of World War II.  In September 1945, two U.S. Army units played; last Saturday, Czech national champions – the Prague Black Panthers – fought with the team of the U.S. Army Dragoons on the playing field. Several ...
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The Embassy Supports “240 Miles to Freedom” Ride along the Demarcation Line

The U.S. Embassy Prague participated in the 240 MILES TO FREEDOM ride of U.S. historical military vehicles, which commemorates the Demarcation Line — the border that delineated how far east the Allied forces and how far west the Soviet forces went during the liberation of Czechoslovakia from Nazi occupation. On June 24, Major Adam Knox, ...
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Liberation Festival in Pilsen Culminates with Commemoration at Thank You America! Memorial

The commemorative event at the Thank You America! Memorial was the peak of the Liberation Festival in Pilsen that started last Friday, May 1. Twenty-one American and Belgian veterans joined the local commemorative event marking the liberation of this region of the Czech Republic from Nazi oppression 70 years ago. U.S. Ambassador to the Czech ...
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U.S. Diplomats Participate in Liberation Commemorations

On Saturday, May 2nd, Deputy Chief of Mission Steve Kashkett opened the concert of the U.S. Army Europe Dixieland band “Rhine River Ramblers,” held in Pilsen’s main square as part of the annual Liberation Festival. The Festival, marking the U.S. Army’s liberation of Pilsen and the surrounding villages from Nazi occupation, is attended annually by ...
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Convoy of Liberty Arrives at the Embassy

To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the U.S. Embassy in Prague hosted the Convoy of Liberty on Friday, April 24. The Embassy employees welcomed the Convoy dressed in historical costumes from the 1940’s, enhancing the festive atmosphere of the commemorative event. See the pictures on Flickr . A convoy of thirty historical vehicles, which ...
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Embassy Cyclists Retrace General Patton’s Journey to Plzen

A dozen U.S. Embassy Prague cyclists spent April 22 retracing the route that General Patton’s Third Army Division took when liberating the region seventy years ago. The group visited the towns of Domazlice, Horsovsky Tyn, Holysov and Dobrany, and finished their ride at the “Thank You, America” monument in Plzen. American Center Director Nick von ...
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U.S. Embassy Prague Commemorates 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of then Czechoslovakia at the end of World War II, U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro visited the town of Benešov and the Konopiště chateau on April 17. The Ambassador participated in commemoration ceremonies honoring the U.S. flyers who lost their lives near the Konopiště chateau close to Benešov ...
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