Four WWII veterans with the author, Andrew Biggio
Andrew Biggio will sign his book.
An exceptional ceremony: presentation of the Purple Heart to John Althuizen
On the occasion of this event, US Army personnel will present John Althuizen with two Purple Hearts.
Indeed, this Dutch fighter, who had joined the 7th Armored Division, was never rewarded as it should be and on June 3, 2022, after 78 years, the American army wished to honor him before the grateful people.
10th Armored Division
Served in the Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe.
458 AAA Battalion
Served in Normandy, northern France, Ardennes and Rhineland.
Served in Normandy, Ardennes, Rhineland and Holland.
7th Armored Division
Served in Holland, the Ardennes and Rhineland.
Ex-Marine, veteran of Afghanistan, Andrew Biggio has produced a formidable collection of testimonies from veterans. For several years, he met these fighters from 39-45 with a red thread, a rifle that he had each of them sign in exchange for a testimony.
It is a work and a moving approach, where “The Rifle” becomes a transmitter of memory.
It is in the same spirit of generosity, exchanges and tribute that he comes accompanied by these four veterans.
The book will be available at the museum. You can also book it online in our E-shop and pick it up at the museum the day of your visit. (Attention: book in English version only).