The Friends of Patton’s 26th Infantry Division – Luxembourg (FPYD-Luxembourg) are based in Luxembourg, Europe. The all-volunteer group was founded on 22 December 2004 during a Night Vigil ceremony at the YD memorial “Schankegriecht” near Pratz, Luxembourg.

In 2005, the group was changed into a non-profit organization (Association sans but lucratif).

We are honoring the veterans of the 26th U.S. Infantry “Yankee” Division. We will set up a night vigil ceremony in Luxembourg every year, to remember all the veterans, who served, were wounded or died during the Battle of the Bulge.

We will do our best to support the Stateside Yankee Division Veterans Association, act to honor the veterans and keep the memory alive.

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Our logo

The logo, designed by Yves CLAUDE, shows the YD unit patch as used by the 26th U.S. Infantry Division during W.W.II. The national character of our association is set by the LUXEMBOURG label. The association’s name encircles the YD patch and sets our mission to support and honor the 26th Infantry Division and all veterans who served with this division, bringing freedom and liberty to Luxembourg in 1944/45.


Board Members – board@fpyd.org

Chairman: Marc WEBER - chairman@fpyd.org

Secretary: Christian PETTINGER - secretary@fpyd.org

Treasurer: Marc WEBER - treasurer@fpyd.org

Sascha BARTHEL

Astrid HAUSEMER

Christian JUNCK

Honorary lifetime members


25 May 2013 – On Memorial Day, Ambassador of The United States of America to The Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg Robert A. MANDELL was made honorary lifetime member of our association. At the burial site of General George S. Patton, Jr., Ambassador MANDELL was awarded the meritorious decoration in gold at the Luxembourg American Military Cemetery.

4th September 2010 – Ambassador of The United States of America to The Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg Cynthia STROUM was made honorary lifetime member of our association. Madam Ambassador was awarded the meritorious decoration in gold at the inauguration ceremony of the 3rd US Army memorial in Huldange.
Ingmar and Ragnar, great-grandsons of Gen. George S. PATTON, Jr., were made honorary lifetime members of our association.

24th May 2008 – Ambassador of the United States of America to Luxembourg Ann L. WAGNER received the first decoration of merit in gold, Superintendent Leeland B. ATKINSON received the first decoration of merit in silver awarded by the “Friends of Patton’s 26th Infantry Division – Luxembourg” on Saturday 24th May after the Memorial Day ceremonies at the American Military Cemetery, Hamm.
Mrs. Patricia RECKEL was made an honorary lifetime member of our association on Memorial Day at the American Military Cemetery, Hamm.

27th May 2006 – Ambassador of The United States of America to The Gran-Duchy of Luxembourg Ann L. WAGNER was made an honorary lifetime member of our association on Memorial Day at the American Military Cemetery, Hamm.

4th of July 2005 – We are honored and proud to announce that Mr. Peter Terpeluk, Jr., Ambassador of The United States of America to The Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, was made an honorary lifetime member of our association on this special day, American Independence Day.

28th May 2005 – Mrs. Helen PATTON, grand-daughter of GEN. George S. PATTON Jr., Mr. Leland B. ATKINSON, superintendent at Luxembourg American Military Cemetery and Mr. Roland GAUL, AMBA chairman, were made honorary lifetime members of our association on Memorial Day.

Meritorious decorations


4th September 2010 – Mrs. Patricia RECKEL received a decoration of merit in silver awarded by the “Friends of Patton’s 26th Infantry Division – Luxembourg” on Saturday 4th September in Huldange.

23th May 2009 – Mrs. Helen PATTON received a decoration of merit in gold awarded by the “Friends of Patton’s 26th Infantry Division – Luxembourg” on Saturday 23th May after the Memorial Day ceremonies at the American Military Cemetery, Hamm.
Meritorious decorations were awarded to Paul HEINRICH, Fränk KIEFFER, Guy LENTZ, Pascal NICOLAY, Romain REINARD and Marcel SCHEIDWEILER.

All WWII YD Veterans are qualified as honorary lifetime members. To receive a membership card free of charge, please send us your info and mailing address to secretary@fpyd.org