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Raymond S. HOBACK - 29th Division.
Bedford Boys Fallen - Raymond Samuel HOBACK never had a chance to reach 100 years old today. Instead, he sacrified his life for our freedom... Raymond may have made it out of his landing craft, but he never made it to shore. Others recall seeing his body in the water. Bedford also failed to make in on the beach. He was killed by an exploding 88mm shell. Their time in the battle could be measured in minutes... [American D-Day facebookRead more...
[Posted: 2020-01-21 22:40:05]
RIP - Robert GIGUERE - Navy.
It is with heavy heart we learn the passing of Mr. Robert GIGUERE, a veteran of D-Day (Normandy)... He was 93... Four days earlier, Giguere rode across the choppy English Channel toward the Normandy coast with the Sixth Naval Beach Battalion. When his carrier grounded on the beach, a Teller mine detonated from beneath and tore through the ship's hull, Killing several soldiers below deck... [American D-Day facebookRead more...
[Posted: 2020-01-21 22:58:23]
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LAMBERT INGRAM E
29TH INFANTRY DIVISION
RIP cousin; your valor will be my mission to ensure it is acknowledged
Honored by Mariann Cheney
[Posted: 2019-11-18 12:17:44]
MACHAN JAMES A
2ND RANGER BN
Allen Machan (He apparently went by Allen) was nephew to my Grandmother Genevieve Geddes. I was told as a child he died at D-Day but they didn't know any more details. His dad is Andrew Machan and mom is Hazel-Mae Machan, nee Goodman. Allen was born in Canada, as was his dad. His mom was born in Iow
Honored by Michael Geddes
[Posted: 2019-09-10 08:12:29]
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  WASHBURN NOEL P was on OMAHA BEACH AREA  
29TH INFANTRY DIVISION
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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 [May 30, 2020]

Sergeant Washburn landed at Omaha Beach with the third wave of soldiers, between 6:30 and 7 a.m. He was killed while attempting to advance and wipe out a machine gun nest which was pouring deadly fire into the ranks of American soldiers. Honored by Amy Grochowski [2014-05-27 16:41:02]

This is my great-uncle. My grandparents honored him by giving my father the middle name, Noel. My oldest son is also nicknamed, Noel. I am so thankful for the great sacrifices so many made for our freedom, and honored to have had family member who gave his all for his country, God and family. Honored by Amy Grochowski [2014-05-27 16:38:29]

Martinsville Daily Bulletin, Martinsville, Virginia 12/12/1947 FIRST REBURIAL RITES ARE HELD HERE FOR MARTINSVILLE SOLDIER The skies were overcast as the final rites for Staff Sgt. Noel Washburn were conducted yesterday in Oakwood cemetery. Comrades of the dead soldier, members of Martinsville's Honored by Amy Grochowski [2014-05-27 16:35:30]
To read 29th Infantry Division documents (after action report, diary, journal,...)
The first platoon, 29th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troops Mecs. attached to the 116th Infantry Combat Team landed on Omaha Beaches 6 June 1944, 0800 hours (D-Day, H plus 30). It was divided into seven (7)...(After Action Report, 29th Division, 29th Cavalry Reconnaissance )