The Pieper twins were both serving as radiomen aboard Landing Ship Tank (LST) 523 when they were killed after their ship struck a German mine just two weeks after D-Day. One brother was immediately recovered and buried at the American military cemetery in Normandy. The other brother remained unidentified until the curiosity of a high school student and the latest DNA technology allowed the brothers to be buried next to each other in Normandy. To read more, please click here.
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