Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Wordless Wednesday - Sort Of
An infantry helmet of the 29th Division. Sixty four years ago the 29th Division was in the first wave at Omaha Beach. Among those first assault troops to touch French soil was Company A of the 116th Regiment. Company A was made up of young men from Bedford, Virginia. When the sun set on that day of days, 19 of Bedford's best and brightest lay dead.
"They are leaving us every day now, the men and women of these war years; soon we, their children, will be all alone in the world they saved for us."
Bob Greene, in Our Finest Hour
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