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WWII D-Day veteran, awarded France's Legion of Honor
It’s June 6, 1944, Joseph Petrucci is standing shoulder-to-shoulder with 30-some fellow comrades in a landing craft hurtling through the English Channel toward Omaha Beach. Read more...
[Posted: 2016-04-29 07:24:18]
D-Day veteran Verdun Hayes celebrates 100th birthday
D-Day veteran Verdun Hayes made the jump at Dunkeswell Airfield near Honiton, Devon, to raise money for the North Devon Hospice. Read more...
[Posted: 2016-04-28 06:29:32]
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PALMER SAMUEL C
29TH INFANTRY DIVISION
Samuel Clinton Palmer Service ID: 35803938 From: Tallega, Lee County, Ky Birth Date November 28, 1924 Casualty Date June 6, 1944 Army Corporal HQ Company, 2nd Battalion, 116 Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division Casualty Type KIA - Kill in Action Location: Omaha Beach, Normandy, France
Honored by Jeffrey Palmer
[Posted: 2023-12-25 14:40:54]
LAHAYE EDWARD J
8TH AIR FORCE
I had the great honor of visiting the Normandy American Cemetery in June, 2023. I walked the grounds until I found a Texas soldier. It was that of Edward J Lahaye. It was truly a moving experience. I hoped to reach out to his family with a photo of his cross, but see it is already posted on this
Honored by Lil Metzger
[Posted: 2023-07-23 04:48:28]
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Let us remember those young soldiers who changed the course of history with their sacrifice. Let us commit ourselves to remembering their sacrifice by cherishing the freedom they bought for all generations that follow. Honored by Laurent Lefebvre [February 24, 2024]
To read 1st Infantry Division documents (after action report, diary, journal,...)
At 0115 hours, 6 June 1944 the Company was alerted aboard the USS Henrico and began preparations of disembarking into assault craft. Breakfast was given all Army personnel at this time, consisting of...(Account, 1st Division, 16th Regiment, 2nd Bn., G Co.)