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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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MY DAD, THE DESERT FOX, TOLD ME: MANFRED, I WILL BE DEAD BY SUNSET

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Topics: France, Normandy, World War 2, Nazi, Third Reich, France, Normandy, D-Day, Operation Overlord, Operation Neptune, Third Reich, Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt, Third Reich, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, Nazi, Führer Adolf Hitler, WWII Atlantic Wall, World War Two, France, Normandy, Saint Lo, Movie The Longest Day, Third Reich, Wehrmacht, Shoah, The Final Solution, Shoah, Jews, Nazi, Gestapo, WWII, Third Reich, Luftwaffe, Third Reich, Field Marshal Johannes Rommel, Third Reich Minister Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Afrika Korps North African Campaign, WWII Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, France, Château La Roche Guyon, Operation Valkyrie, Nazi, Führerhauptquartier Wolfsschlucht II, Nazi 7th Panzer Division the Ghost Division, WWII 8th British Army, Third Reich, General Hans Speidel, France, Normandy, Sainte-Foie-de-Montgomery, Nazi Party Chancellery leader, Martin Bormann

The taking of the only deep sea harbor in Normandy, Cherbourg

B26 Martin Marauder flying above Cherbourg just after D-Day bombing of Utah beach

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Topics: France, Normandy, World War 2, Nazi, Third Reich, Third Reich, Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt, Nazi, Führer Adolf Hitler, WWII 1st US Army, WWII 4th Infantry Division, WWII 22nd Infantry Regiment, WWII 8th Infantry Regiment, WWII 12th Infantry Regiment, Third Reich, Wehrmacht, France, Vichy Regime of Marshal Petain, WWII, WWII 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion, WWII 79th Infantry Division, Montebourg, France, Normandy, Cherbourg, WWII, USA, General Joseph Lawton Collins, Third Reich, General Friedrich Karl A. Dollmann, WWII Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Junior

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

Utah beach - Normandy American Heroes SUV

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

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

22nd Infantry Regiment & USS Nevada battle for Azeville battery 105mm

While the 1st Battalion of the 22nd Infantry Regiment of the 4th Infantry Division was attacking Crisbecq battery on the 7th of June 1944, the 2nd Battalion was fighting to take Azeville battery.

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Topics: France, Normandy, World War 2, Nazi, France, Normandy, Utah Beach, Third Reich, France, Normandy, D-Day, Operation Overlord, Third Reich, Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt, Nazi, Führer Adolf Hitler, World War Two, WWII, Infantry, WWII, US Navy, WWII 4th Infantry Division, WWII 22nd Infantry Regiment, France, Normandy Azeville Battery, France, Normandy, Crisbecq Battery, France, Normandy Azeville German Battery, USS Nevada, WWII, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor

22nd Infantry Regiment battle for Crisbecq 210mm Guns near Utah Beach

By night fall on June 6th, 1944 the 1st Battalion of the 22nd Infantry Regiment of the 4th Infantry Division which had landed at Utah beach on D-Day, spent the night in the vicinity of Saint-Germain-de-Varreville.

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Topics: France, Normandy, World War 2, Nazi, France, Normandy, Utah Beach, Third Reich, France, Normandy, D-Day, Third Reich, Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt, Nazi, Führer Adolf Hitler, WWII Atlantic Wall, WWII 1st US Army, WWII, Infantry, WWII, US Navy, WWII 4th Infantry Division, WWII 22nd Infantry Regiment, France, Normandy, Saint-Martin-de-Varreville, France, Normandy Azeville Battery, France, Normandy, Saint-Germain-de-Varreville, Movie The Longest Day, France, Normandy, Crisbecq Battery, France, Loire, Château de Fontenay

Task Force C of the 29th Infantry Division: seize and hold Saint Lô

 

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Topics: France, Normandy, World War 2, Third Reich, Nazi, Waffen SS, Third Reich, Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt, Third Reich, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, WWII 115th Infantry Regiment, WWII 175th Infantry Regiment, WWII 29th Rangers Battalion, WWII 29th Infantry Division, WWII 116th Infantry Regiment, World War Two, WWII 1st US Army, WWII, Infantry, WWII, USA, Major General Charles Hunter Gerhardt, France, Normandy, Saint Lo, WWII, Task Force C of the 29th Infantry Division, WWII, USA, Major General Charles Harrison Corlett

The Bastard Brigade oN D-DAY OF General Cota

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Topics: World War 2, France, Normandy, D-Day, Operation Overlord, Third Reich, Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt, Third Reich, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, France, Normandy, Omaha beach, France, Normandy, Vierville-sur-Mer, WWII Atlantic Wall, WWII 115th Infantry Regiment, WWII 175th Infantry Regiment, WWII 29th Infantry Division, World War Two, WWII 1st US Army, WWII Engineers Special Brigade, WWII, US Coast Guards, WWII, Infantry, WWII, US Navy, WWII Duplex Drive Amphibious DD tank, WWII Duplex Drive Amphibious Tank, USA, West Point military academy, WWII 146th Special Underwater Demolition Battalion, WWII, USA, Major General Charles Hunter Gerhardt, WWII, USA, General Norman Daniel Cota, WWII, USA, The Bastard Brigade, USS Charles Carroll (APA-28)

D-DAY CHALLENGE OF THE DUPLEX DRIVE AMPHIBIOUS TANK (DD TANK)

Duplex Drive Amphibious Tank D-Day Challenge  - Omaha Beach

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Topics: France, Normandy, World War 2, Third Reich, France, Normandy, D-Day, Operation Overlord, Third Reich, Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt, Nazi, Führer Adolf Hitler, France, Normandy, Colleville-sur-Mer, France, Normandy, Omaha beach, France, Normandy, Vierville-sur-Mer, France, Normandy, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, WWII Atlantic Wall, WWII 1st US Army Assault Training Center, WWII 116th Infantry Regiment, World War Two, WWII 1st US Army, WWII Engineers Special Brigade, WWII, US Coast Guards, WWII, Infantry, WWII, US Navy, WWII, LST Landing Ship Tanks, WWII 1st Infantry Division, WWII 16th Infantry Regiment, WWII Duplex Drive Amphibious DD tank, WWII Duplex Drive Amphibious Tank

Duplex Drive Amphibious Tanks on Omaha Beach

 

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