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“A job to do” on Utah Beach

2:27 PM6/8/2017
World War II veteran, Milton 'Milt' Staley, 98, is escorted into the Utah Beach wreath-laying ceremony, June 6, 2017 at Normandy, France. This ceremony commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multi-national amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.’ steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. servicemembers from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day events from May 31 to June 7, 2017. 
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73 years later, Iron Horse Soldiers continue D-Day legacy, commemorate service, sacrifice of WWII

2:37 PM6/8/2017
Berets and wreaths. MONTEBOURG, France--More than 100 U.S. Army Soldiers, join the commanding general, French compatriots and people of Montebourg, France, during a march from the town center to the town's World War II memorial wall. Select Soldiers from "Fighting Eagles," 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Div., participated in the march to the memorial dedication hosted by Maj. Gen. Ryan F. Gonsalves, commanding general of the 4th Inf. Div., Monteburg civic leaders, French compatriots and veterans. The Soldiers of 3rd ABCT are currently deployed in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, U.S. forces' commitment to the collective security of eastern Europe, conducting bilateral training and multinational exercises with NATO Allies and Partners. The last time the 1st Bn., 8th Inf. Regt. deployed to Europe the Fighting Eagle Soldiers landed at Utah Beach with the Assault Division on D-Day in 1944. The 1st Bn., 8th Inf. Regt., currently stationed in Romania, sent Soldiers who had recently earned the Expert Infantryman's Badge during testing earlier this year. The Soldiers served as guests of honor at the ceremony, where Gonsalves and community leaders laid wreaths at the memorial. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Anthony Clas, 7MPAD)
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73 years later, Iron Horse Soldiers continue D-Day legacy, commemorate service, sacrifice of WWII

2:40 PM6/8/2017
Get in Step. MONTEBOURG, France--First Sgt. Ernest Ramirez, center, first sergeant, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, marches more than 100 U.S. Army Soldiers through Montebourg, France, following a ceremony honoring the 4th Inf. Div.'s role in the liberation of Normandy, June 3, 2017. Ramirez and the "Fighting Eagles" Soldiers of 3rd ABCT, attended a dedication ceremony for a memorial in the town's center with Maj. Gen. Ryan F. Gonsalves, commanding general of the 4th Inf. Div., to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the 4th Inf. Div.'s assault at Utah Beach and the following liberation of Montebourg. Select Soldiers from 1st Bn., 8th Inf. Regt., 3rd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div., participated in the march, the dedication ceremony at Montebourg's World War II memorial, and dinner hosted by township's civic leaders. The Soldiers of 3rd ABCT are currently deployed in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, U.S. forces' commitment to the collective security of eastern Europe conducting bilateral training and multinational exercises with NATO Allies and Partners. The Soldiers were guests of honor at the ceremony, where Gonsalves and community leaders laid wreaths at the memorial. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Brent M. Williams, MCE Public Affairs, 4th Inf. Div.)
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73 years later, Iron Horse Soldiers continue D-Day legacy, commemorate service, sacrifice of WWII

2:42 PM6/8/2017
March in remembrance. MONTEBOURG, France--The commanding general of the 4th Infantry Division leads U.S. Army Soldiers deployed and serving in Europe marching to the World War II monument in Montebourg, France, to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, June 3, 2017. More than 100 Soldiers, joined the commanding general, French compatriots and people of Montebourg, during a march from the town center to the memorial wall. Select Soldiers from the "Fighting Eagles" 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment of the 3rd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div., participated in the march, the memorial dedication ceremony and dinner hosted by Montebourg civic leaders. "Today, we remember those sacrifices and honor the courage of the 4th Inf. Div. Soldiers and our Allies who fought here in Montebourg, the first significant objective off of Utah Beach, where nearly a yearlong advance began to liberate the continent," said Gonsalves, dedicating the memorial to the Soldiers who led the Allied-invasion into German-occupied Europe. Led by Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr., the Soldiers of 8th Inf. Regt. assaulted the northern coast of Normandy's Utah Beach, pushing through to Ste. Maire-Eglise, Montebourg and Cherbourg within 23 days. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Anthony Clas, 7th MPAD)
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73 years later, Iron Horse Soldiers continue D-Day legacy, commemorate service, sacrifice of WWII

2:57 PM6/8/2017
Montebourg World War II Memorial. MONTEBOURG, France--Maj. Gen. Ryan F. Gonsalves marked the 73rd anniversary of the 4th Inf. Div.'s D-Day landing with U.S. Army Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, during a dedication ceremony for Motnebourg's World War II memorial wall in the heart of the city center. Gonsalves joined the Deputy of the Manche Phillipe Gosselin and Mayor Jean-Pierre Mauquest to unveil the placard adorning a wall from the ruined 15th century fortress of St. Marcouf-Les-Gougins. The monument was set in the town center in honor of the U.S. Army Soldiers of the 4th Inf. Div. who liberated Montebourg June 19, 1944, after 15 days of fighting.Led by Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr., the Soldiers of 8th Inf. Regt. assaulted the northern coast of Normandy's Utah Beach, pushing through to Ste. Maire-Eglise, Montebourg and Cherbourg in 23 days. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Anthony Clas, 7th MPAD)
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73 years later, Iron Horse Soldiers continue D-Day legacy, commemorate service, sacrifice of WWII

3:03 PM6/8/2017
Render Honors. MONTEBOURG, France--Maj. Gen. Ryan F. Gonsalves, commanding general of the 4th Infantry Division, pays honor to Ivy Division Soldiers who served during World War II at a memorial dedication in Montebourg, France, June 3, 2017. Gonsalves joined the Deputy of the Manche Phillipe Gosselin and Mayor Jean-Pierre Mauquest to unveil the placard adorning a wall from the ruined 15th century fortress of St. Marcouf-Les-Gougins. The monument was set in the town center in honor of the U.S. Army Soldiers of the 4th Inf. Div. who liberated Montebourg June 19, 1944, after 15 days of fighting.Led by Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr., the Soldiers of 8th Inf. Regt. assaulted the northern coast of Normandy's Utah Beach, pushing through to Ste. Maire-Eglise, Montebourg and Cherbourg in 23 days. "The stories of their bravery, of their generoisty, and of their leadership is more relevant now than it has ever been," Gonsalves told the city's hosts Deputy of the Manche and the mayor of Montebourg, distinguised guests, veterans and compatriots. "It is up to us, today's generation, to carry that legacy into the future. Today, together, we pledge to do so and reaffirm our commitment as a free people that tyranny must be met with resolve, and that liberty is always the achievement of courage," said Gonsalves. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Brent M. Williams, MCE Public Affairs, 4th Inf. Div.)
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Memorial Day 2019

8:26 PM5/25/2019
His Excellency, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel, pays repects, and lays a rose at the grave of famed WW II leader, Gen. George S, Patton, May 25, 2019. Throughout the course of U.S. history, service members have paid the ultimate price in defense of our Nation. Memorial Day is a time to honor their sacrifice and remember their legacy. This Memorial Day weekend, service members from United States European Command will participate in ceremonies at 21 American WWI and WWII military cemeteries across Europe. This year marks the 75th anniversary of WWII. The partnerships forged 75 years ago endure today as U.S. forces in Europe remain committed to European allies and partners. (U.S. Navy phot by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Evan Parker/ Released)
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Memorial Day 2019

4:13 PM5/27/2019
U.S. Airmen of the 52nd Fighter Wing Post the colors during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Lorraine American Cemetery in Saint-Avold, France, May 24, 2019. Throughout the course of U.S. history, service members have paid the ultimate price in defense of our Nation. Memorial Day is a time to honor their sacrifice and remember their legacy. This Memorial Day weekend, service members from United States European Command will participate in ceremonies at 21 American WWI and WWII military cemeteries across Europe. This year marks the 75th anniversary of WWII. The partnerships forged 75 years ago endure today as U.S. forces in Europe remain committed to European allies and partners.
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Memorial Day 2019

4:14 PM5/27/2019
Major General Andrew Rohling, Deputy Commanding General U.S. Army Europe, lays a wreath to commemorate the men and women who gave their lives in service of their country during WWII at a Memorial Day ceremony at the Lorraine American Cemetery in Saint-Avold, France, May 24, 2019. Throughout the course of U.S. history, service members have paid the ultimate price in defense of our Nation. Memorial Day is a time to honor their sacrifice and remember their legacy. This Memorial Day weekend, service members from United States European Command will participate in ceremonies at 21 American WWI and WWII military cemeteries across Europe. This year marks the 75th anniversary of WWII. The partnerships forged 75 years ago endure today as U.S. forces in Europe remain committed to European allies and partners.
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Memorial Day: USEUCOM honors fallen service members at American cemeteries in Europe

10:25 AM6/3/2022
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