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Maj. Brain Canny lays a wreath at the Capt. Rex Combs memorial in Chef-Du-Pont, France
Members of the 82nd Airborne Division, German Soldiers and the Mayor of Chef Du-Pont, France participated in a ceremony in honor of Capt. Rex Combs, a 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment Paratrooper during D-Day. Maj. Brain Canny spoke of the sacrifices of the Paratroopers during Operation Overlord in 1944. More than 380 service members from Europe and affiliated D-Day historical units are participating in the 72nd Anniversary as part of Joint Task Force D-Day 72. The Task Force, based in Saint Mere Eglise, France, is supporting local events across Normandy, From May 30 – 6 June, 2016 to commemorate the selfless actions by the allies on D-Day that continue to resonate 72 years later. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Joe Bush)

Tags: DDay, DDay75
Photo by: Capt. Joseph Bush |  VIRIN: 160602-A-BG594-021.JPG