Federal Chancellor Helmut Kohl, General D. Johannes Steinhoff, President Ronald Reagan and General D. Matthew B. Ridgway at the war cemetery Bitburg-Kolmeshöhe on 5 May 1985. Kohl and state guest Reagan laid wreaths at the central monument of the war cemetery. On the visit to Bitburg, a debate ensued on the part of the left, because in addition to German Wehrmacht members and VS-American soldiers, fallen members of the Waffen-SS also rest there.

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