Pictures from Ari Phoutrides' Album
During May of 2001, I had the
opportunity to visit France together with my wife and my daughter's
My wife's justification for this trip was to visit Paris; mine, to visit Normandy and the sites of the Invasion of France on June 6, 1944.
I took many pictures and would like to share them with every member of the Laffey Association.
The trip brought into focus the enormity
and complexity of this operation.
It also provided a graphic picture of the cost in human lives that went along with our victory.
I would urge as many of you as possible
to visit Normandy.
Overall, I found France to be a remarkable country.
The main diagram of the Invasion of France showing all 5
(Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha, and Utah) together with the assault convoy routes and a legend.
The diagrams are located in the memorial building at the United States Cemetery above Omaha