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La Madeleine in Manche Département, Basse-Normandie, France — Lower Normandy (Atlantic Coast)
 

U.S. Coast Guard Memorial at Utah Beach

 
 
U.S. Coast Guard Memorial at Utah Beach Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2008
1. U.S. Coast Guard Memorial at Utah Beach Marker
Inscription. Dedicated this 6th day of June, 1994 to the members of the United States Coast Guard who participated in the initial invasion of Normandy on D-Day, especially to those who gave their lives here, and to all United States Coast Guard who served worldwide on land, sea and air during WWII. The nations of the world shall long remember Normandy; the United States Armed Forces, their Allies and the cost of freedom at this place. The United States Coast Guard motto is, as always. “Semper Paratus” Always Ready.
 
Erected 1994 by Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association of the United States of America.
 
Location. 49° 24.921′ N, 1° 10.479′ W. Marker is in La Madeleine, Basse-Normandie, in Manche Département. Marker is at the intersection of Voie-de-la-Liberte (D913) and Utah Beach Road on Voie-de-la-Liberte (D913). Touch for map. This marker is on the grounds of the Utah Beach Museum. Marker is in this post office area: La Madeleine, Basse-Normandie 50480, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Utah Beach Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); House on Fire at Sainte-Mère-Église (approx. 10.2 kilometers away); Clifford A. Maughan P.F.C.
Utah Beach Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2008
2. Utah Beach Museum
(approx. 10.3 kilometers away); 82nd and 101st Airborne on D-Day (approx. 10.4 kilometers away); In Remembrance of the Airborne Spirit (approx. 10.4 kilometers away); Pointe du Hoc (approx. 13.6 kilometers away); General Gavin’s Foxhole (approx. 13.7 kilometers away); 6 June 1944 at LaFiere Bridge (approx. 13.7 kilometers away).
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Gun placement at Utah Beach image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2008
3. Gun placement at Utah Beach
Higgins Landing Craft at Utah Beach image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2008
4. Higgins Landing Craft at Utah Beach
Utah Beach-so calm now image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2008
5. Utah Beach-so calm now
In Proud Memory of Our Dead-1st Engineer Special Brigade-H-Hour 0630 D-Day 6 June 1944 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2008
6. In Proud Memory of Our Dead-1st Engineer Special Brigade-H-Hour 0630 D-Day 6 June 1944
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 2, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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