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Mount Olivet Cemetery, Ft. Worth, TX
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Ft. Worth, TX
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Ft. Worth, TX
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Ft. Worth, TX
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Ft. Worth, TX
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Ft. Worth, TX
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Ft. Worth, TX
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Ft. Worth, TX

WW2 Dead buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Texas

Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas, is named after the Jewish cemetery in Israel. “Mount Olivet” means “Mount of Olives”; the Jewish cemetery is of ancient origin, famous for its many biblical associations, and still in use today. More than 60,000 souls lay at rest at its central Texas namesake in Tarrant County. Among them are fifty-two men who gave their lives for our freedom in World War 2. In late 2010, a private citizen – a hospital administrator and local resident,...
Ed Oeschsli US Marine WWII
Ed Oeschsli US Marine WWII
Ed Oeschsli US Marine WWII
Ed Oeschsli US Marine WWII
Ed Oeschsli US Marine WWII
Ed Oeschsli US Marine WWII
Ed Oeschsli US Marine WWII
Ed Oeschsli US Marine WWII

Guest Blog: “My Longest Day” by Edward C. Oechsli

U.S. Marine Corporal Edward C. Oechsli, penned his story in December 2007. It was submitted to me by Edward's son, Dennis Oeschsli in June 2015, along with this note: As is the case with many WWII vets, Dad never talked about the war until he was into his 80's.  At my insistence and nagging, I convinced him to write this down some 10 years ago.  Dad is 92 years old and fortunately never suffered any lasting effects of his wounds.  He received two Purple Hearts over his tour of duty...