The pontiff inaugurated four churches during his current pastoral trip to Europe; Virgin Mary Church in Germany's city of DE-sseldorf, Saint Mary and Saint Verena Church in Switzerland's ZE-rich, Saint Athanasius the Apostle Church in the German city of Bitburg
and Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in Altena.
The family was then stationed in Bitburg
and Wurzburg, Germany.
In 2011, PSA Technology, of Bitburg
, Germany, was added to the group, followed by BW Technology of Schloll Holte-Stukenbrock in 2012.
03PRESIDENT Reagan faced an awkward time in Bitburg
war cemetery, in Germany, where 49 members of Hitler's SS were buried.
Grass had denounced President Ronald Reagan and Chancellor Helmut Kohl for their 1985 visit to a cemetery in Bitburg
where Waffen-SS soldiers were buried, while hiding the fact that he had been in the SS himself.
After subsequent tours at Seymour Johnson Airbase, Goldsboro, North Carolina, and Bitburg
Air Force Base, Germany, the war in Vietnam was escalating and he received his orders.
Just over the border, in the city of Bitburg
, my combat days ended when I was wounded and sent to a hospital in Luxembourg.
In a 1986 essay, Rosenfeld wrote that President Reagan's decision to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of V-E Day by visiting a military cemetery in Bitburg
, West Germany, where members of the Wafen-SS were buried "suggests that we may have reached a point of surfeit with respect to moral attention to the Holocaust....
Later in his career, Joe was privileged to command three Tactical Fighter Wings, the 36th TFW (Bitburg
), the 49th TFW (Spangdahlem and Holloman AFB), and the 366th TFW (Da Nang, Vietnam).
Reagan paid tribute at a German cemetery at Bitburg
that included the graves of SS soldiers, drawing promises from Rabin and then-Prime Minister Shimon Peres that the Jewish people would never forgive him.
Photos include the Seagoville, Texas Camp where German-Americans were interred in 1942, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the controversial presence of President Reagan at the Bitburg
Cemetery in Germany in 1985.