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Vierville-sur-Mer in Calvados Département, Basse-Normandie, France — Lower Normandy (Atlantic Coast)
 

Ever Forward

 
 
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By Kevin W., July 1, 2015
1. Ever Forward Marker
Inscription. English:
In commemoration of the determined effort by the soldiers of the 29th Division's 116th Infantry Regimental Combat Team who landed the morning of June 6, 1944 on this section of Omaha Beach, known as Exit D-1, to open the Vierville Draw behind you to begin the libveration of Europe.

En Français:
En mémoire de la détermination des soldats du Groupement Tactique du 116 ème Régiment d’Infanterie de la 29th Division avant débarqué le matin du 6 juin 1944 sur ce secteur d’Omaha Beach, connu comme la Sortie D-1 qui ouvra le chemin vers Vierville pour entamer la libération de l’Europe.

An accompanying plaque identifies the sponsors of this memorial. It reads:
This statue, Ever Forward, was made possible by donations

Honoring
LTG H. Steven Blom • MG Carroll D. Childers • MG Charles W. Whittington, Jr. • MG John G. Castles • BG Theodore G. Shuey, Jr. • COL Hugh B. Sproul, III • LTC John H. H. Graves • SFC Kenneth M. Nielsen • SFC George C. Vaughn

World War II Veterans
MG Archibald A. Sproul • BG Norman D. Cota • COL Charles D. W. Canham • MAJ Thomas D. Howie • CW4 Charles J. Lilles • SSG Bernard W. Lipscomb, Jr. • SSG John "Bob" Slaughter • SGT Ralph S. Coffman • Private Hal Baumgarten

And
Ever Forward Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 1, 2015
2. Ever Forward Marker
through the generous support of:
Soldiers and Airman of the Virginia National Guard
National Guard Association of the United States
116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team
116th Infantry Regiment Foundation
29th Division Association
 
Erected 2014.
 
Location. 49° 22.752′ N, 0° 54.193′ W. Marker is in Vierville-sur-Mer, Basse-Normandie, in Calvados Département. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Rue de la Percée and Boulevard de Cauvigny (Route D517). Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Rue de la Percée, Vierville-sur-Mer, Basse-Normandie 14710, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Le port artificiel "Mulberry" d'Omaha Beach (a few steps from this marker); Royal Air Force 6 June 1944 (a few steps from this marker); National Guard of the United States Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 29th Infantry Division at Vierville-sur-Mer (within shouting distance of this marker); Le sacrifice des soldats américains sur la plage de Vierville (within shouting distance of this marker); 29th Infantry Division Memorial
Ever Forward Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 1, 2015
3. Ever Forward Marker
(about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); 6th Engineer Special Brigade Memorial (about 210 meters away); Operation Aquatint (approx. 1.9 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Vierville-sur-Mer.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Ever Forward Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 1, 2015
4. Ever Forward Marker
Ever Forward Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 1, 2015
5. Ever Forward Marker
The structure on the right is the National Guard Memorial.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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