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

29th Infantry Division Memorial

United States Army

 

—World War II —

 
29th Infantry Division Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 1, 2015
1. 29th Infantry Division Memorial Marker








Inscription. From North and South in our land we came that freedom might prevail.

On D-Day, 6 June 1944, in the great allied amphibious assault, the 29th Infantry Division stormed ashore on Omaha Beach to win a beachhead.

Our fallen lie among you. They gave the last full measure of their devotion. Sleep, comrades, forever young. We salute you.
Remember us.
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Du nord au sud de notre patrie, nous sommes venus pour que triomphe la liberté.

Au Jour-"J", le 6 juin 1944, dans la grande vague d’assaut des troupes alliées. La 29eme Division d’Infanterie a débarque avec fougue sur la plage d’Omaha Beach pour établir une tête de pont.

Nos morts reposent parmi vous. Ils ont donné l’ultime mesure de leur dévouement. Dormez, camarades, à l’éternelle jeunesse. Nous vous saluons.
Souvenez-vous de nous.

The bronze plaque at the base of the marker reads:
6 June 1994
On the 50th Anniversary of D-Day, we rededicate this hallowed ground to our fallen comrades.
Erected with donations from our members, the town of Vierville-sur-Mer, and the states of Maryland and Virginia.
A l’occasion du 50e Anniversaire du Jour "J", nous honorons à nouveau ces lieux sacres ou sont tombes
29th Infantry Division Memorial rededication plaque. image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 1, 2015
2. 29th Infantry Division Memorial rededication plaque.
nos camarades.
Erige avec la participation de nos membres, de la ville de Vierville-sur-Mer et des états du Maryland et de Virginie.
29th Division Association

 
Location. 49° 22.699′ N, 0° 54.244′ W. Marker is in Vierville-sur-Mer, Basse-Normandie, in Calvados Département. Marker is on Boulevard de Cauvigny (Route D517). Click for map. Marker is located in Place John Roger Sainteny, a parking area between Boulevard de Cauvigny and Rue de la Mer. Marker is in this post office area: 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. 6th Engineer Special Brigade Memorial (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); 29th Infantry Division at Vierville-sur-Mer (about 120 meters away); Ever Forward (about 120 meters away); National Guard of the United States Memorial (about 120 meters away); Le port artificiel "Mulberry" d'Omaha Beach (about 120 meters away); Royal Air Force 6 June 1944 (about 120 meters away); Le sacrifice des soldats américains sur la plage de Vierville (about 150 meters away); Operation Aquatint (approx. 1.9 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Vierville-sur-Mer.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
29th Infantry Division Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 1, 2015
3. 29th Infantry Division Memorial Marker
Place John Roger Sainteny image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 1, 2015
4. Place John Roger Sainteny
Place
John Roger Sainteny
dit "Dragon" Réseau Alliance
Compagnon de la Libération
Grand Officier de la Légion d'Honneur
1907 - 1978
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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