To: real saxophonist
My great uncle landed at Utah at H+75 minutes with the 22nd Infantry Regiment as was killed a week later near Quineville. A cousin has gone through the company reports for that day, walked the battlefield and, amazingly, talked to a local who was there that day and has more or less pinpointed where it happened, including the German pillbox he was shot from, which is still there.
posted on 12/05/2012 2:22:07 PM PST
by Bubba Ho-Tep
("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
To: Bubba Ho-Tep
Watching this 8mm I was thinking of my great uncle that was killed at the battle for St. Lo a little over a month after D-day. I've found as much info as I can about the action and, like your cousin, would like to visit the area and try to better understand what they were up aginst and how the battle played out.
We should never forget the greatest generation.
posted on 12/05/2012 5:43:22 PM PST
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