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This is the kind of Obstacle that would have awaited Allied Troops on all beaches during the Normandy Landings. Each beach impediment came topped with a teller mine, designed to blow the bottom out of any landing boats.  I have also heard of this type of equipment referred to as Hitlers Asparagus.

This is the kind of Obstacle that would have awaited Allied Troops on all beaches during the Normandy Landings. Each beach impediment came topped with a teller mine, designed to blow the bottom.

An LCVP disembarks troops of Company E 16th Infantry 1st Infantry Division (the Big Red One) wading onto the Fox Green section of Omaha Beach on the morning of June 6 1944. American soldiers encountered German 352nd Division when landing. During the initial landing two-thirds of the Company E became casualties.

An LCVP disembarks troops of Company E 16th Infantry 1st Infantry Division (the Big Red One) wading onto the Fox Green section of Omaha Beach on the morning of June 6 1944. American soldiers encountered German 352nd Division when landing. During the initial landing two-thirds of the Company E became casualties.

WW2 Photo WWII US Army M4 Sherman Knocked Out 10th Mountain Italy 1944 / 3115

WW2 Photo WWII US Army M4 Sherman Knocked Out 10th Mountain Italy 1944 / 3115

American troops on board a Landing Craft Assault heading into Oran November 1942.

American troops on board a Landing Craft Assault heading into Oran November 1942.

Vietnam War 1968 - Tet Offensive in Saigon

First Lt. Gary D. Jackson of Dayton, Ohio, carries a wounded South Vietnamese Ranger to an ambulance Feb. 1968 after a brief but intense battle with the Viet Cong during the Tet Offensive near the National Sports Stadium in the Cholon section of Saigon.

A young Private first class at jump school Ft. Campbell, Ky., 1961. He served in the US Army Airborne Rangers. Three tours of duty in Vietnam. He was shot through both legs..He has more medals than I have space to write about..After 20yrs. of service to our country he retired a SGM. The highest rank for an enlisted man other than SGM of the Army. After his retirement a tractor accident on his farm left him paralized in a wheelchair. America Thanks you Bob.!

A young Private first class at jump school Ft., He served in the US Army Airborne Rangers. Three tours of duty in Vietnam.

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