Uncle Leon ~ June 23, 2016

  • Thursday, June 23, 2016
  • Day 54
  • Angoville-au-Plain and Saint-Côme-du-Mont, Normandy
  • Weather: 60-68 degrees overcast and rain

My Uncle Leon proudly served in the 506th Parachute Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division and landed in Normandy on D-Day. Without more information, the local French services could not be more specific about where my uncle landed. The 506th Division parachuted into Landing Zone D, Angoville-au-Plain and Saint-Côme-du-Mont.

Uncle Leon survived D-Day and later fought the Battle of the Bulge. He safely returned to North Carolina after the World War II.

Christine and I drove to Landing Zone D.

  1. Landing Zone D
  2. Landing Zone D
  3. Landing Zone D

2 thoughts on “Uncle Leon ~ June 23, 2016”

  1. Your Uncle Leon was a very brave man to have gone through and survived two of the worst battles of the war. God Bless.


    1. Thanks. He was a natural leader and someone who always did things right…no short cuts. Everything “just so,” the right thing in its place. He had the most amazing vegetable garden each year. linds


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