29th Infantry Division"Omaha Beach, however, was a nightmare. Even now it brings pain to recall what happened there on June 6, 1944. I have returned many times to honor the valiant men who died on that beach. They should never be forgotten, nor should those who lived to carry the day by the slimmest of margins. Every man who set foot on Omaha Beach that day was a hero. By nightfall, the situation had swung in our favor. Personal heroism and the U.S. Navy had carried the day. We had by then landed close to 35,000 men and held a sliver of corpse littered beach five miles long and about 1 ½ miles deep. To wrest that sliver from the enemy cost us possibly 2,500 casualties.-From "A General's Life by Omar N. Bradley, General CMDG U.S. Troops, "D" Day.
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|Placed By||Maryland National Guard Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 9:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 360163 N 4351768|
|Decimal Degrees||39.30401667, -76.62181667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 18.241', W 76° 37.309'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 18' 14.46" N, 76° 37' 18.54" W|
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|Area Code(s)||410, 443, 301|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 219 W Hoffman St, Baltimore MD 21201, US|
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