Photo Credit: Sgt. Daniel Cole, U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs
Wreaths lay in front of a stone plaque in Amfreville, France, June 4, 2014, which were dedicated to the memory of Lt. Col. Charles J. Timmes, 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 World War II, 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.