CROSSES AT NORMANDY, JUNE 1944

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    'This narrative relates some of my personal experiences as a sergeant squad leader in the 603rd Quartermaster Graves Registration Company in the first days of the Allied invasion at Normandy, France, in June 1944. As a squad leader in the 4th Platoon, I decided it would be a good idea to have someone accompany the glider elements of the 82d Airborne Division on D-Day. My name was submitted as the "volunteer" to make the first U.S. Army Quartermaster graves registration combat airborne landing.'
    little known piece of history

    Source:http://old.qmfound.com/crosses.htm
     
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    The biggest part of my family grow up in Normandy...
     
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    Just for the record this sentence in the linked article contains a typo-
    "The 4th Platoon, my unit, joined the 82nd Airborne Division at Leichester, England."

    It should read 'Leicester', I should know because Leicester is my home town and my late mother used to tell me how she and her pals used to flutter their eyelashes at American servicemen there including the 82nd when she was about 21..;)
    (google 'Leicester 82nd Airborne and a bunch of hits will come up like this one)-

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    http://505rct.org/80aa-Sergeant Harold Luken.asp
     
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