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The Ghost of Normandy, the most decorated soldier of US History!

In February 1979 came a call from Chief Warrant Officer Carl Hansen of the Awards Office in the Pentagon. “Colonel Urban, I have some great news for you! On digging through our great volume of files, we have located a bona fide application for the Congressional Medal of Honor sent to us by Sergeant Earl Evans!”

Sergeant Evans spent the last months of the war in a German POW captured shortly after Matt Urban final evacuation from the front… and was the one pushing the U.S. administration to recognize the valor in action of his comrade when he came back safely home. It will take him almost 35 years to accomplish this administration crusade!

Why? Once you will have read the story of Matt Urban, you will understand why one comrade did this for another comrade!

Would you have done the same?

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87th Chemical Mortar Battalion: A life saving support for the infantrymen

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The 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion participated in the taking of the Cotentin Peninsula and Cherbourg harbor. 

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Topics: Normandy, World War 2, Nazi, Utah Beach, 101st Airborne Division, Third Reich, Waffen SS, D-Day, Operation Overlord, Operation Neptune, Field Marshal Karl Rudolf Gerd von Rundstedt, Führer Adolf Hitler, Atlantic Wall, Saunton Sands Beach, 1st US Army Assault Training Center, Slapton Sands, World War Two, 1st US Army, Operation TIGER, US Navy, 4th Infantry Division, 22nd Infantry Regiment, Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Saint-Martin-de-Varreville, 8th Infantry Regiment, 12th Infantry Regiment, DD tank, Carentan-les-Marais, Azeville Battery, Crisbecq Battery, Azeville German Battery, WWII, 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion, RMS Queen Elizabeth, 9th Infantry Division, 79th Infantry Division, Montebourg, Cherbourg, 82nd Infantry Division, Lieutenant General Karl-Wilhelm von Schlieben, General Joseph Lawton Collins, General Friedrich Karl Albert Dollmann - 7th Army

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