The U.S. Coast Guard at Normandy, June 6, 1944!

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As a follow-up to our recent D-Day 75th Anniversary post, all of us here at the 59 Veterans Project want to give a shout-out to the United States Coast Guard. Many do not know it, but the U.S. Coast Guard played a huge, critical role on June 6, 1944, in the five beach landings at Normandy, France.

In fact, the Coast Guard provided 99 ships consisting of manned warships, landing craft and cutters to the Normandy landings. Four of those landing craft were lost at Omaha Beach that day: LCI(L)s 85 (pictured here), 91, 92 and 93. Plus, over 55 cutters were present during the entire invasion serving as search and rescue craft. They saved hundreds of lives and lost many of their own during this most critical of all WWII battles.

To read more about the exploits and bravery of the U.S. Coast Guard during D-Day, June 6, 1944, visit this site: http://tinyurl.com/yxw5dbyb.  To learn more about us, the 59 Vets and our project to help veterans, please visit us here: https://www.facebook.com/59veterans/.

As for the United States Coast Guard, WE SALUTE YOU!

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