Irish Dave back at the keyboard following a (too) long news blackout! Been beavering away with projects unrelated to Ravenoland. Photos to follow soon with 'Raveno Relic' updates and other Raveno news.
Mr Philip Russell
. I'm the transplanted Irishman who erected a memorial here in Ravenoville to you and the other heroes who fought to free the village on D-Day/D+1. The Memorial was unveiled on 6 June last year in the presence of six D-Day paratrooper veterans, including four from the 101st. Two of the veteran VIP guests - Don Burgett and Gene Cook - fought with A/506. Your name appears on the first of three panels recording the names of eighty-four known paratroopers from the 101st and 82nd Divisions.
Many of the names - your included - were offered by Trigger Time buddies, particularly the peerless Mark B. Mark and other TT regulars were also at the ceremony. It was quite a 'Rogue's Gallery!'
I'd love to connect with you directly. My email address is: [url=mailto:email@example.com