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On May 2, 1945, First Lieutenant Boyd B. McLeod, a Cavalry man in the 65th Reconnaissance Troop, learned of a large airfield and approximately 400 to 500 armed Hungarian troops. Working carefully and calmly, he disarmed the force and arranged the unconditional surrender of approximately 5,000 enemy troops. On May 3, 1945, he turned over all disarmed Hungarians, 300 German troops, and the intact airfield with several undamaged enemy planes.
Liberated was the attached concentration camp, and an enclosure for 1,300 Soviet prisoners of war.
On May 6, 2011, the Mayors of Kirchham and Pocking welcomed veterans and Brigadier General Stanley Eric Reinhart, Jr., at the dedication of a Memorial Marker to the 65th Infantry Division who liberated the Concentration Camp.