Vierville-sur-Mer in Calvados, Normandie, France
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 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.
World War II Veterans
And 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
Location. 49° 22.752′ N, 0° 54.193′ W. Marker is in Vierville-sur-Mer, Normandie, in Calvados. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Rue de la Percée and Boulevard de Cauvigny (Route D517). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Rue de la Percée, Vierville-sur-Mer, Normandie 14710, France.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies.
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 253 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 12, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.