Honoring the Rangers who died storming Normandy's Pointe du Hoc

During the Normandy Invasion 75 years ago, two American Ranger battalions landed at Pointe du Hoc, a heavily fortified German promontory whose sheer 100-foot-high cliff had to be scaled in the face of Nazi artillery, machine guns and mortars. The Battle of Point du Hoc is celebrated because of the astonishing bravery and perseverance of the men and for their contribution to the successful D-Day Invasion that presaged the collapse of Hitler's vile empire.

Here is a fine piece commemorating the deadly victory by President Ronald Reagan's speech writer, Peggy Noonan.

On this Memorial Day, let's pray for and remember those of all wars who gave their lives for our freedom.

Pointe du Hoc

Pointe du Hoc

Depiction of invasion.

Depiction of invasion.

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My historical novel: Madness: The War of 1812

 

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