The Florida-France Soldier Stories project seeks to tell the stories of the Florida soldiers buried in the American Battle Monuments Commission cemeteries in France. Our goal is to honor and commemorate the brave individuals who gave their lives supporting the Allied forces, liberating France, and defeating Germany in the Second World War. Simultaneously, our goal is to teach the students who participate in this research project about the history of France and Florida during World War II, about the history of individual servicemen, and about how to implement historical research methods in their work.
To explore the Florida-France biographies, you can browse by cemetery, or search and filter all biographies on the biographies page:
Visit our map page to see the names and locations of the Floridians buried in three of the six ABMC World War II cemeteries in France. While we may not be able to write about every individual identified here, this map is our way to remember all the Floridian servicemen whose stories we could not tell: