I visited his grave site in 2005 and have photos I can share

I was looking for the comment made by Michael.

I found it.

I can now share what he sent me with this message:

Dear Pierre,

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.

 Michael Perez
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

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Michael with the mayor of Sassy…

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The crash site…

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A witness of the dogfight…

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The grave of Luis Perez-Gomez

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Mementoes of Luis Perez-Gomez

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Michael Perez, the mayor, and an unidentified man

Sassy newspaper clipping

Newspaper clipping (to be translated in English later)

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Road sign

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View of Sassy

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Sassy paying homage to Luis Perez-Gomez

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Sassy cemetery

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Place Perez Gomez

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4 thoughts on “I visited his grave site in 2005 and have photos I can share

    • 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.

      • 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.

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