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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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WALL - IN MEMORY OF: [See all Messages]
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]
VILL JOSEPH L
4TH INFANTRY DIVISION
Joseph, My wife and I came across your grave on my visit to Normandy. God bless you and thank you Joseph for your ultimate sacrifice in a battle with evil. When God awakes you from your sleep, Normandy will seem like just a bad dream.I look forward to that day for you and all the brave men who died
Honored by Jordan Kitover
[Posted: 2019-07-16 00:29:17]
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29th Division, Headquarters Co.
After Action Report
Elements of Headquarters Company and attached units aboard LCI 414 landed on Omaha Beach in the vicinity of Vierville-sur-Mer at 1500 hours on 6 June 1944 for the participation of the invasion of Europe. The remaining elements of the Forward Echelon could not land at this time because of heavy machine gun and artillery fire falling on the beach. The command post originally scheduled to be set up at a chateau picked from a serial photograph could not be used because the advance elements of the assault troops had not reached their first objective. The elements of the advance group set up the first command post in a stone quarry one hundred yards from the beach on the road to Vierville-sur-Mer. This command post operated at this location until 8 June 1944 when the remaining elements of the Forward Echelon landed at 1500 hours on Dog Red Beach and proceeded to the command post at the stone quarry on the road to Vierville-sur-Mer. The command post then moved four hundred yards inland to Vierville-sur-Mer.