Army Pfc. Gerald W. Kight, 23, of White Salmon, Wash., will be buried May 19, in his
hometown. In September 1944, Kight and the 82nd Division’s 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
were dropped in the vicinity of Nijmegen, Netherlands, as part of the allied invasion codenamed
“Market Garden.” Kight was manning a machine gun position near the town of Groesbeek, when
he was overrun by German Forces.
On Sept. 12, 2011, the Royal Netherlands Army’s Recovery and Identification Unit
recovered human remains from a wartime foxhole, in a corn field northeast of Groesbeek. Along
with the remains were military uniform fragments, and three military identification tags, which
bear the name and home address of Kight and his mother.