|"The Garden Gnome Freedom Front" by Laura Frankos |
Fantasy set in OTL
|Type of Appearance:||Posthumous references, (unnamed)|
|Date of Birth:||20th century|
|Date of Death:||1944|
|Cause of Death:||Shot in combat|
|Military branch:||Wehrmacht (World War II)|
On 5 July 1944, in Saint-Clément, Normandy, a Germany sniper sat in a potting shed, laying in wait for the invading Americans. A sentient garden gnome named Otto was watching from the fence above. Just before an American patrol led by Sgt. Sven Faelling arrived, Otto leaped from the fence, drawing the sniper's fire. The sniper nicked Otto's shoulder, but gave away his position and was killed by the Americans.