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Many Americans, forum members, or relatives of US servicemen and women that died in Europe during WWII will never get to visit the cemetery at Colleville sur Mer - Omaha beach, Normandy.

 

Sixty-seven years on an June once again approaches I would like to pay tribute daily with some of the grave headstones of service personnel that died here in Europe during the month of June 1944.

 

" Let us remember their sacrifices ".

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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June 1st,

 

unable to find a grave with the date of June 1st 1944 I have added one of the many headstones simply marked,

 

" A comrade in arms, known but to God "

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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:salute:

 

 

Ian

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Thanks for doing this! :salute:

~Sean

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June 2nd

 

Everett Hensley, Sgt, 847 Bomb Sq., 489 Bomb Group ( H ), Kentucky June 2 1944

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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This most worthy of threads should have a 1000 hits by now! Good man Ken...thanks for your efforts.

 

 

Ian

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Nice job Ken. Thanks.

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Thank you very much for what you do. My self,and my cousin that goes by chunky monkey on here Thank you. Are grandfather is resting in France. So it`s very appreciated from us back here. :salute: GOD Bless you.

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Thanks for taking on this Honorable Task. I for one am not sure if I will ever be able to visit, but with what you are doing, I am there..

 

Thanks again..

 

Leigh..

"Pain is only Weakness Leaving the Body"

MSG Leigh E Smith Jr
US Army (Retired)

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Good job, Ken.

I'll be heading to Henri-Chapelle to pay my respects to the two GIs whose grave I adopted soon.

 

Erwin

 

My wife has two great-uncles (brothers) that were KIA and buried at Henri-Chapelle, side-by-side.

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Hi Members & Friends,

 

In all of my posts and topics I do endeavour to try and answer each post individually in reply to posts added to my topics, in this case I would like to say thank you to you all for your very generous comments they are very much appreciated as always, however I would like to take a back seat on this one and say that the topic is about the men or women that will be featured.

 

ken ;)

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Ken,

 

You are correct. We must remember the men and women who sacrificed so much for us. I just looked up on the internet and found out that four women are buried there.

Have you ever seen a marker for the women?

 

Your posts have gotten me interested in finding out more about these women. Thanks for making us remember and think about so many vets.

 

....Kat

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My wife has two great-uncles (brothers) that were KIA and buried at Henri-Chapelle, side-by-side.

 

I'll be glad to go pay my respect to them as well as take photos for you if you wish so.

Send me the location of their graves via pm.

 

Erwin

704th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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June 3rd.

 

as the fighting here on the ground didn't start for another 3 days ( June 6th 1944 ) then again I was unable to find a headstone with a 3rd of June date.

 

today's headstone is a mystery as he is stated to be a civilian and yet he is laid to rest in a military cemetery and his death was five months prior to D-Day.

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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