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Robey W. Estes Sr. Plaza

 
 
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By Don Morfe, October 29, 2011
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Inscription. Robey W. Estes Sr. served with the United States Army in the European Theater of Operations. A platoon sergeant in Company E of the 116th Infantry Regiment on D-Day, he was part of the first wave of the attack on Omaha Beach. Wounded during the assault, he was evacuated to England, where he recovered from his injuries. After rejoining his regiment in Germany, he was wounded two more times, and was finally transferred out of the war zone and back to the United States. Mr. Estes returned to his home in Virginia and helped to build Estes Express Lines into one of the nationís top trucking firms. His life exemplifies the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice this Memorial exists to honor. By Resolution of the Board of Directors of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation on 23 September 2005, Robey W. Estes Sr. Plaza of the National D-Day Memorial is named in tribute to him.
 
Erected 2005 by The National D-Day Memorial.
 
Location. 37° 19.83′ N, 79° 32.154′ W. Marker is in Bedford, Virginia, in Bedford County. Marker is on Overlord Circle 0.8 miles west of Burks Hill Road (Virginia Route 122). Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford VA 24523, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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By Don Morfe, October 29, 2011
2. Robey W. Estes Sr. Plaza Marker
within walking distance of this marker. Bedford (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bedford County WWII Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bedford County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Randolph-Macon Academy (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Bedford (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bedfordís Volunteer Company (approx. 0.8 miles away); Avenel (approx. 0.8 miles away); Peaks of Otter Road (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bedford.
 
Also see . . .  The National D-Day Memorial. (Submitted on November 29, 2012.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, World II
 
Robey W. Estes Sr. Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 29, 2011
3. Robey W. Estes Sr. Plaza Marker
Robey W. Estes Sr. Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 29, 2011
4. Robey W. Estes Sr. Plaza Marker
Robey W. Estes Sr. Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 28, 2011
5. Robey W. Estes Sr. Plaza Marker
Robey W. Estes Sr. Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 28, 2011
6. Robey W. Estes Sr. Plaza Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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