Fritz vincken in 1940s

Fritz Vincken in the 1940s

Real Name: Unrevealed
Case: Lost Friends
Location: Belgium
Date: December 24, 1944


Details: When Fritz Vincken was just 12 years old, he and his mother, Elisabeth, were at their cabin on Christmas Eve in 1944 in the Belgian forest when three American soldiers came in, looking for a place to help their injured friend. A few hours later, four German soldiers arrived. Elisabeth told the soldiers to put away their guns for the night and spend Christmas Eve together. The soldiers left the next morning, and Fritz is now searching for them because of the miraculous and emotional time that they spent.
Fritz vincken and ralph blank

Ralph Blank and Fritz

Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of the March 24, 1995 episode. The story was also featured in a Lifetime movie called "Silent Night".
Results: Solved. A viewer who worked at a retirement home recognized Fritz's story as a one told by a man named Ralph Blank. Fritz and Ralph were soon reunited. Fritz was also reunited with another one of the American soldiers soon afterwards. Fritz Vincken eventually passed away on December 8, 2001 with Ralph Blank passing away on May 21,1999.

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