'Big Red One' commemorates D-Day at Omaha Beach
Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, 1st Inf. Div.
Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston, 1st Infantry Division senior enlisted adviser, and a French mayor lay flowers on the 834th Engineer Aviation Battalion, memorial, June 6, 2014, during a ceremony on a hilltop overlooking Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. The event commemorated the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. The site rests on an airstrip near Saint-Laurent-Sur-Mer, France, that was one of the first to be operational shortly after the invasion. The first flight, which transported the wounded, touched down the evening of June 9, 1944.
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