Photo Credit: Sgt. Daniel Cole, U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs
Col. Trevor J. Bredenkamp, commander of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, speaks to attendees during a ceremony held at Amfreville, France, June 4, 2014, commemorating Lt. Col. Charles J. Timmes, the commander of the 2nd Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, during the invasion of Normandy, France, who landed in an orchard during the invasion of Normandy and held his position for three days before being able to evade the enemy. The event was one of several commemorations of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day operations conducted by the Allies during WWII, June 6, 1944. Task Force Normandy, led by the 173rd Airborne Brigade, out of Vicenza, Italy, has organized 650 personnel from twenty U.S. units and six nations, at the invitation of the French government, to participate in the events happening across the region of Normandy.