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Vianden Castle: In which a Faulconer meets a falconer

Our ultimate field trip to Europe included Nick’s one request — to visit a real castle. Since the organizing factor of the trip was to visit his grandfather’s World War II battlefield straddling Luxembourg and Wallendorf, Germany (which I wrote … Continue reading

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World War, Too

For decades, my father-in-law, Charles Faulconer, did not talk about being wounded as one of the first Americans to cross the Our River between Luxembourg and Germany on February 7, 1945. This summer, fourteen Faulconers went with him to Europe … Continue reading

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