Skip to comments.Historic D-Day Battle Site Pointe du Hoc Saved & Reopened
Posted on 10/22/2010 9:53:06 PM PDT by Dubya
Joins American Battle Monument Commission Secretary Max Cleland
Texas A&M University Researchers to Announce Historic World War II Site is Open to Public
(COLLEGE STATION) U.S. Representative Chet Edwards joined Texas A&M researchers at the Langford Architecture Building and Secretary, American Battle Monument Commission (ABMC), Max Cleland to announce that historic World War II battle site Pointe du Hoc in Normandy, France has been saved and will be open to the public in November despite previous predictions it would be destroyed by wind and sea erosion. After years of research and work to preserve the site, the world can once again experience this sacred site.
Pointe du Hoc is the historic battle site where Lt. Col. Earl Rudder and the 2nd Ranger Battalion scaled 100 meter cliffs on D-Day to protect Allied forces from 5 massive 155 millimeter German guns that could have decimated American forces at sea and on Omaha and Utah beaches. Rudder later became President of Texas A&M University, and Pointe du Hoc became not only a historic part of the D-Day invasion and World War II history, but a source of pride for Aggies everywhere.
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Cleland, is that the same Cleland who was my regimental commander, of the 504 ABN RCT 82nd Abn Div during the 50’s ?
The same Max Cleland who was involved in the 2004 Texas Air Guard forgeries!
Pelosi Democrat Edwards is going to be defeated November 2 by Republican Bill Flores. Even the Democrats' own polls says Flores is ahead.
Point du Hoc was one of the most heavily bombed areas in Europe for a time.
Bombers returning from runs over France and Germany that were unable to drop their bombs were instructed to drop over Point du Hoc rather than into the Channel.
Hundreds of crater holes still remain at the site, along with the remains of destroyed pillboxes, tobruks, and other emplacements.
Oh the Clinton appointee! The Cleland I mention made Brigadier General we called him “the great white father” because he was completely grey replete with flowing mustashe. But he would be in his very late 80s if even still alive. I’ll bet the twit is his son or related in some way.
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