Normandy, June 5, Part 2

Ceremony at the town of Carentan.  D-Day Veterans are in the front row.  In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, the Carentan area was the drop zone of the 101st Airborne paratroopers.  

 

Carentan Ceremony – 101st Airborne Color Guard Team.   

Paratroopers dot the evening sky over Utah Beach.  

One hundred – ninety- two brave Americans gave their last full measure at Utah Beach on D-Day.   Seventy- one years later, the same number of lanterns were lit.  As they ascended they drifted northward over the English Channel. 

  

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About Jeff Lowdermilk

I have traveled to Europe several times over the last few years to follow my grandfather's path as detailed in his World War I diary. My grandfather was an American Infantryman who survived the war. This has been an adventurous journey of self-exploration. The friends I have made along the way and experiences gained have greatly enriched my life

One thought on “Normandy, June 5, Part 2

  1. MICHEL QUILES

    Hello Jeff,
    thank you for these beautiful photos. I am back home, 1200km drive is 14 hours as usual. Love and kisses to you all.
    Michel.

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