Registration Nr.:    320382 / V 00928

Birthday:    29.07.1932, Esch/Alzette

Father:    Jean CIMOLINO

Mother:    Suzanne HOLZEM

Service entry:    28.05.1951

Contingent:    2nd

Ranks:    Soldat de 2e Classe
                  Soldat de 1re Classe
                  Sergent de Réserve

Death:    22.12.1998

After his enlistment in the Army in 1951, Jean volunteered to be part of the second contingent. In the Korean War, he served as a rifleman with the rank of Soldat de 1re Classe.

Back in Luxembourg in February 1953, Jean remained in the Army. Nonetheless, he considered applying for a job with the Police in 1955. Still suffering from the consequences of a street accident leaving his left leg disabled, he had to accept a desk job at Customs (Douanes) in 1956. In March 1957, he was promoted Sergent de Réserve, the highest known rank in his military career. In the late 50s or early 60s, he broke the pools and resigned from his customs job. With the award money, he bought a restaurant in Esch-sur-Sûre and rented the Café du Pont, a bar-inn near Wiltz. During the traditional commemoration tour of the Association des Anciens Combattants, taking them first to the martyr memorial in Wiltz, the veterans usually visited their brother in arms and had a drink in his café.

Médaille du Volontaire de Guerre Combattant avec barrette en argent (Bel.)
United Nations Service Medal (UNO)
Korean War Service Medal (RoK)
Médaille du Volontaire de Guerre avec barrette en bronze (Bel.)
Médaille Commémorative des théâtres d'opérations extérieures (Bel.)
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