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    Oklahoma National Guard honors fallen WWII Citizen-Soldiers [Image 3 of 4]

    Oklahoma National Guard honors fallen WWII Citizen-Soldiers

    EPINAL, FRANCE

    09.26.2021

    Photo by Sgt. Anthony Jones 

    Oklahoma National Guard

    Marcel Demangen, a 96-year-old French resistance veteran poses near where he linked up with American Soldiers from the 45th Infantry Division in 1944.

    Marcel was a member of the French Resistance that linked up with a company of the 180th Infantry Regiment at this spot on October 6, 1944. The company along with several resistance fighters were encircled by a Nazi regiment and captured. Marcel escaped capture as the youngest member of the party, and only one other French Resistance fighter survived the Nazi internment camps to return home at war's end. Also pictured is Mrs. Sarah Prunier, an American citizen living in France who served as a translator for the visit. (Photo provided by Lt. Col. Shane Riley, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team)

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 09.26.2021
    Date Posted: 10.27.2021 13:28
    Photo ID: 6907840
    VIRIN: 210926-A-RH707-693
    Resolution: 4032x3024
    Size: 4.14 MB
    Location: EPINAL, FR 

    Web Views: 13
    Downloads: 1

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