Bob Slaughter, D-Day veteran

Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by bruno, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. bruno

    bruno 5-Year Member Retired Staff Member

    Feb 2, 2008
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    If you have never gone to see this memorial- it's in the rather out of the way little Virginia town of Bedford- about half hour east of Roanoke. there is nothing about Bedford that's really special to look at except ... that in WW2 - the town had the unhappy distinction of having the highest percapita casualty rate in the country as a result of the 116th Inf Reg ( Va National Guard) 29th Division landing as an assault Division at Normandy. The monument is great achievement to remember a cause and levels of sacrifice on the part of the entire population that the nation hasn't equalled IMHO since.
    So RIP Sgt Slaughter- and thanks for your service in war and Peace.

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