Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL) Sergeant 1st Class Louis Heystek will be posthumously awarded the Mobilization War Cross by the Kingdom of the Netherlands Ministry of Defense. Presenting the medal will be Mr. Dirk Janssen, Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Receiving the medal in Sgt. 1st Class Heystek's name will be his son René Heystek, Tank Commander (retired), Royal Netherlands Army. All members of the public around the world are welcome to join the ceremony. The Mobilization War Cross (Dutch: Mobilisatie-Oorlogskruis) is a Dutch medal awarded for service during World War II.

 

Iedereen is van harte welkom bij deze live Zoom-ceremonie (op 23 april, de vrijdag voor Koningsdag) om de oorlogse bijdragen van Indische Nederlanders (zoals mijn grootvader Louis Heystek, die tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog in het KNIL diende) te eren: https://fb.me/e/PKyVW9ht

 

Door Lamar Heystek (USA); kleinzoon van Louis Heystek