Ever Forward

Ever Forward (HM1NV5)

Location: Vierville-sur-Mer, Basse-Normandie 14710 Calvados
Country: France
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N 49° 22.752', W 0° 54.193'

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In commemoration of the determined effort by the soldiers of the 29th Division's 116th Infantry Regimental Combat Team who landed the morning of June 6, 1944 on this section of Omaha Beach, known as Exit D-1, to open the Vierville Draw behind you to begin the libveration of Europe.
En Français:
En mémoire de la détermination des soldats du Groupement Tactique du 116 ème Régiment d'Infanterie de la 29th Division avant débarqué le matin du 6 juin 1944 sur ce secteur d'Omaha Beach, connu comme la Sortie D-1 qui ouvra le chemin vers Vierville pour entamer la libération de l'Europe.
An accompanying plaque identifies the sponsors of this memorial. It reads:

This statue, Ever Forward, was made possible by donations

LTG H. Steven Blom ·
MG Carroll D. Childers ·
MG Charles W. Whittington, Jr. ·
MG John G. Castles ·
BG Theodore G. Shuey, Jr. ·
COL Hugh B. Sproul, III ·
LTC John H. H. Graves ·
SFC Kenneth M. Nielsen ·
SFC George C. Vaughn

World War II Veterans

MG Archibald A. Sproul ·
BG Norman D. Cota ·
COL Charles D. W. Canham ·
MAJ Thomas D. Howie ·
CW4 Charles J. Lilles ·
SSG Bernard W. Lipscomb, Jr. ·
SSG John "Bob" Slaughter ·
SGT Ralph S. Coffman ·
Private Hal Baumgarten
And through the generous support of:
Soldiers and Airman of the Virginia National Guard
National Guard Association of the United States
116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team
116th Infantry Regiment Foundation
29th Division Association
HM NumberHM1NV5
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Year Placed2014
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 12th, 2015 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 652191 N 5471725
Decimal Degrees49.37920000, -0.90321667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 49° 22.752', W 0° 54.193'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds49° 22' 45.12" N, 0° 54' 11.58" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)716
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5 Rue de la Percée, Vierville-sur-Mer Basse-Normandie 14710, FR
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