I was looking for the comment made by Michael.
I found it.
I can now share what he sent me with this message:
Greetings from Sacramento California. Where are you located?
The following are photos of my trip to Sassy France in October of 2005. I met with Maire Bernard Levavasseur and presented him a proclamation to people of the city of Sassy. The proclamation thanked the city and people for burying Luis Perez Gomez as one of their own.
We met a local citizen who in 1944, was a 21 year old farmer. He witnessed the aerial fight between Luis and a German fighter. Luis crashed and after a few days of guarding the crash site the Germans allowed the citizens of Sassy to bury Luis. In the small maire’s office there is a book with mementos of Luis and Dorothy Pratt. The book included the pilot wings he earned and gave to Dorothy before he went to England. Also a heart necklace that Luis gave to her.
The people of Sassy France were very nice and pleasant. An article was also written in a local French newspaper.
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
Michael with the mayor of Sassy…
The crash site…
A witness of the dogfight…
The grave of Luis Perez-Gomez
Mementoes of Luis Perez-Gomez
Michael Perez, the mayor, and an unidentified man
Newspaper clipping (to be translated in English later)
View of Sassy
Sassy paying homage to Luis Perez-Gomez
Place Perez Gomez
It is wonderful that Mr. Gomez has the mementos and knows that the people of Sassy respected the soldier who fought for them.
Luis was a pilot not a soldier, but that’s not important. Just wanted to keep the facts straight.
You know little old moi…
More to come as Michael has shared more pictures.
There was a surprise in all this… so stay tuned.
There is always a surprise.
And, as always…I await the surprise!
I would have been a great historian. Always digging up the facts and discarding the myths.
This time I got all excited about this and I jumped to conclusions.