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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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RUNGE WILLIAM M
5TH RANGER BN
Bill was my grandfather. He was supposed to land at Point du Hoc on D day. But his landing craft sank and he was picked up by another boat of Rangers and came ashore at Omaha Beach. On D+1 he went up the coast in another boat and came ashore again and climbed up the cliffs of Point Du Hoc. At 18 he
Honored by Erik Runge
[Posted: 2018-06-08 00:28:31]
SPERLING BERNARD
4TH INFANTRY DIVISION
Bernard Weintraub, nephew to Bernard Sperling, is thankful for this history.
Honored by sandra weintraub
[Posted: 2018-03-31 16:19:23]
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  KNOPP WILLIARD H was on OMAHA BEACH AREA  
1ST INFANTRY DIVISION
PRIVATE FIRST CLASS

 
BURIED AT NORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY AND MEMORIAL [J-11-32]
 
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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 [June 23, 2018]
To read 1st Infantry Division documents (after action report, diary, journal,...)
The 1st sectionreached the outskirts of the town at 1315 hours and occupied the church and house due south of the church at 687882, where they became engaged with the enemy at point-blank range....(After Action Report, 1st Division, 16th Regiment, 2nd Bn., G Co.)