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USACAPOC(A) remembers D-Day

WWII and D-Day veteran, John Perozzi, 82nd Airborne Division, takes a picture with active duty 82nd Abn. Div. soldiers in front of the Iron Mike statue after a ceremony that commemorated the La Fiere, Ste. Mere Eglise, WWII and D-Day events, June 3. Task Force 68, which is made up of paratroopers from U.S., Germany, France, Holland, and United Kingdom, re-enacted the D-Day airborne operation on the La Fiere fields near Ste. Mere Eglise, France to commemorate the heroic acts of the WWII paratroopers who made the jump 68 years ago. After the jump, the task force marched into the town of Ste. Mere Eglise to the sounds of cheers from the locals. Task Force 68 is in Normandy, France to commemorate the 68th anniversary of D-Day.



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This work, USACAPOC(A) remembers D-Day [Image 8 of 17], by SSG Sharilyn Wells, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.03.2012

Date Posted:06.04.2012 06:00

Photo ID:593454

VIRIN:120603-A-GI910-232

Resolution:2796x3914

Size:1.55 MB

Location:NORMANDY, FRGlobe

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On June 6, Task Force 68 walked through the battle fields of La Fiere and learned about the heroic acts of the men who captured the bridge of La Fiere, ultimately allowing for the landings of the beaches of Normandy to succeed.

Task Force 68, which is made up of paratroopers from U.S., Germany, France, Holland, and United Kingdom,  is in Normandy, France to commemorate the 68th annivesary of D-Day.

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