This individual, a member of the Netherlands military, is buried in Section 15 of Arlington National Cemetery. Research concerning him continues. If you know anything about this person kindly write to the webmaster.
I do not know the soldier in this grave, but I do know that he was not a member of the Royal Netherlands Army (Koningklijke Landmacht).
The stone says ‘2e LNT. MARS. KMR' which means that the man was a Officer in the Marine Corps (Korps Mariniers).
2e LNT = 2e luitenant = Second Lieutenant
MARS = (der) MARINIERS = (of the) MARINES
KMR = Korps Mariniers = Marine Corps
I'm not sure about the KMR part, maybe it means Korps Mariniers = Marine Corps or Koningklijke Marine = Royal Netherlands Navy. In the Dutch armed forces the Marine Corps is part of the Royal Netherlands Navy.
If you did not yet have this information, I hope it is of some help to you.
Sincerely yours, Herman G. Aaftink
DE WIT, BERNARD FISTER
- 2ND LIEUTENANT NETHERLANDS ROYAL MARINES
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF DEATH: 08/09/1944
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 08/11/1944
- BURIED AT: SECTION FT MY SITE 89
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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