Yes, I know, everyone is running around talking about 6-6-06 but being the curmudgeon that I am,
I wanted to commemorate the sacrifices of the soldiers that stormed the
beaches of Normandy, France during World War II (as we Yanks commonly
refer to it).
Although every man who took part in the invasion deserves our thanks, I
especially wanted to honor those who, through their unswerving
attention to duty, honor, and courage, above and beyond what was
expected, earned the Congressional Medal of Honor on that day. Their stories
at the US Army site:
Carlton W. Barrett
John E. Butts
Charles N. Deglopper
Walter D. Ehlers
Robert G. Cole
Arthur F. Defranzo
John D. Kelly
Jimmie W. Monteith, Jr.
Carlos C. Ogden
Frank D. Peregory
John J. Pinder, Jr.
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.
The CCNY Libraries site has a
listing of D-Day resources that may be of interest to those who wish to know more about the events of that day.