ARMY NURSE CORPS NORMANDY MEMORIAL UNVAILING NORMANDY JUNE 8th 2012

BENNING WING
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May 29th, 2012, 4:00 pm #41

Ok Triggertimers.
Quite a few names have come in to date, just a couple of days to go before we deploy to Utah
If In Normandy on the 8th June and would like to come along to the Memorial Unvailing please drop us a line so I can get an Invite out to you.
The memorial unvailing will take place at 1400hrs however the field hospital displayed in the actual hospital location will be open from around 1000hrs.
Entry on the day will be strictly enforced, so if you would like to be there, simply let us know and your name will be down on the manifest.
Regards
Lee        
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BENNING WING
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June 16th, 2012, 5:22 am #42

Well the mission was finally achieved and on the 8th June at 1400hrs the Marie, the land owner, the village members and Veterans of WWII witnessed the unvailing of the US Army Medical Departments 91st and 128th Evacuation Hospitals Normandy Memorial at Boutteville.
The First Allied Airborne Association are proud of its achievements and the support from others in this project and there are many to thank in helping us achive the ultimate aim of recognising the work of the medics in Normandy.
A full Picture report will follow in due course, but for now just a few pictures to illustrate a great day, a day history was remembered and made.
LB


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The new Sparky
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June 17th, 2012, 9:54 am #43

Absolutely a GREAT job done here by Lee's group! I really enjoyed being able to spend some time with his special group of people. Made some excellent new friends and they are people who do it right, for the right reasons. You all are the Dog's Bollocks! See you all again!
Definition of a Veteran:


A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America", for an amount of "up to
and including my life."


That is honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.


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December 6th, 2012, 12:22 am #44

Greetings from Virginia!

I just want to say that my grandma, Mary Alice McCracken is 2nd from the left in the front row. I'm in the military now and she died when I was real young. I miss her so much and wish I knew more about her. Thanks for letting me see her again. I could use her strength sometimes.
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DAVID SHORTT
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December 6th, 2012, 3:00 pm #45

Not sure how I missed this previously, another outstanding job by this dedicated group of Veterans and Historians, too bad your group is not nearby, we could use you at our Museum for Veterans events.
High Regards,
DAVID SHORTT
CWO, US Army Retired
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April 6th, 2018, 10:59 pm #46

I wanted to say thanks to all the members here who worked so hard to create this memorial. We are reenactors on the west coast of the US who portray the 128th Evac Hospital. We’ll be visiting the site in Boutteville this June and are looking forward to the experience!
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