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Bedford Boys
A Virtual Cemetery created by: Greg Raike
Description: Operation Overlord was the code name for the Battle of Normandy. On June 6, 1944, Operation Neptune, commonly known as D-Day, began.32 Virginia Guard Soldiers from Bedford's Company A, 116th Infantry, 29th Division were part of the first wave of more than 160,000 Allied troops that landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany and begin the march across Europe to defeat Hitler. Company A assaulted Omaha Beach on the west end as part of the First Division's Task Force O and by the end of the day, 19 of the company's Bedford Soldiers were dead and two more died later in the Normandy campaign as did yet another two assigned to other 116th Infantry companies. Bedford's population in 1944 was about 3,200, and proportionally the community suffered the nation's most severe losses on D-Day, as well as all of World War II.The Bedford County, Virginia Army National Guard soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice are: SSgt Leslie C Abbott Jr., PFC Wallace R. Carter, PFC John D. Clifton, T/Sgt Frank Price Draper Jr., Capt Taylor Nicholas Fellers, PFC Nick N. Gillaspie, Pvt Bedford Turner Hoback, SSgt Raymond S. Hoback, Pvt Clifton G. Lee, SSG Earl L. Parker , PFC Jack G. Powers, PFC Weldon Antonio Rosazza, PFC John F. Reynolds, SSgt John B. Schenk, TSgt Ray O. Stevens, Master Sgt John L. Wilkes, SSgt Gordon H. White Jr., SSgt Elmere P. Wright, Sgt Grant C. Yopp
Records 1 to 19 (of 19 total matches)
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White, Sgt Gordon H, Jr 67191160
b. Dec. 31, 1921 d. Jun. 6, 1944
Forest Baptist Church Cem...
Forest
Bedford County
Virginia, USA
Carter, Wallace R 70732108
b. Jan. 31, 1923 d. Jun. 6, 1944
Greenwood Cemetery
Bedford
Bedford County
Virginia, USA
Clifton, John D 70732570
b. Jun. 18, 1923 d. Jun. 6, 1944
Greenwood Cemetery
Bedford
Bedford County
Virginia, USA
Draper, Frank Price, Jr 70732764
b. Sep. 16, 1918 d. Jun. 6, 1944
Greenwood Cemetery
Bedford
Bedford County
Virginia, USA
Fellers, Capt Taylor Nicholas 70732811
b. Jun. 10, 1914 d. Jun. 6, 1944
Greenwood Cemetery
Bedford
Bedford County
Virginia, USA
Reynolds, John F 70732860
b. 1921 d. Jun. 6, 1944
Greenwood Cemetery
Bedford
Bedford County
Virginia, USA
Stevens, Ray O 70732951
b. Aug. 12, 1919 d. Jun. 6, 1944
Greenwood Cemetery
Bedford
Bedford County
Virginia, USA
Wilkes, John L 70733049
b. Jul. 20, 1919 d. Jun. 6, 1944
Greenwood Cemetery
Bedford
Bedford County
Virginia, USA
Gillaspie, PFC Nick N 56644878
b. Mar. 28, 1918 d. Jun. 6, 1944
Normandy American Cemeter...
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie
France
Hoback, Pvt Bedford Turner 14150196
b. Sep. 15, 1913 d. Jun. 6, 1944
Normandy American Cemeter...
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie
France
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Hoback, SSgt Raymond S 56645658
b. Jan. 21, 1920 d. Jun. 6, 1944
Normandy American Cemeter...
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie
France
Lee, Pvt Clifton G 56646817
b. 1917 d. Jun. 6, 1944
Normandy American Cemeter...
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie
France
Parker, Sgt Earl L 56648537
b. Jan. 22, 1914 d. Jun. 6, 1944
Normandy American Cemeter...
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie
France
Powers, PFC Jack Gilbert 56648929
b. 1920 d. Jun. 6, 1944
Normandy American Cemeter...
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie
France
Rosazza, PFC Weldon Antonio 56649408
b. unknown d. Jun. 6, 1944
Normandy American Cemeter...
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie
France
Schenk, SSgt John Burwell 56649679
b. 1916 d. Jun. 6, 1944
Normandy American Cemeter...
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie
France
Wright, SSgt Elmere P 56651672
b. 1915 d. Jun. 6, 1944
Normandy American Cemeter...
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie
France
Yopp, Sgt Grant Collins 56651728
b. 1921 d. Jun. 6, 1944
Normandy American Cemeter...
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie
France
Abbott, Leslie Comer, Jr 70733482
b. Oct. 7, 1921 d. Jun. 6, 1944
Oakwood Cemetery
Bedford
Bedford County
Virginia, USA
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