How it all started
Brothers in Arms
Fred & Edgar
Moving through the cemetery, we came across the burial markers of Fred and Edgar Wood, two brothers from Iowa who were buried side-by-side a long way from home. The ABMC had a policy of burying brothers side-by-side where they could. Any one who visits one of these American cemeteries and sees the rows and rows of white burial markers is struck by the magnitude of the tragedy people suffered. But as the father of three boys, I found the image of Fred and Edgar Wood buried next to each other to be especially poignant.
Someone should tell their story
We have built a database of the more than 250 sets of brothers who are buried side by side in American WWII Cemeteries overseas.
Using resources from the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) , we have built a database of the more than 200 sets of brothers who are buried side by side in American WWII Cemeteries overseas. There is a full list of brothers in the back of the book. In researching the book, we traveled to over 35 states and one country (Canada) to meet with more than 70 families to collect their memories of these brave brothers and the many, touching photographs and artifacts they have preserved for more than 75 years. The book features over 700 of these photos and artifacts, artfully displayed by our designer, Jerry Takigawa Design.