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Joint Chiefs Chairman Pays Tribute to D-Day Fallen

Sunday, 06 Jun 2010 09:18 AM

 

The military's top officer is attending a ceremony marking the 66th anniversary of D-Day, the decisive invasion of northern France that led the allies to victory in World War II.

Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is heading to Bedford, Va., in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains, to speak at the commemoration of the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944.

Bedford is home to the National D-Day Memorial. The town is said to have suffered the highest number of deaths on D-Day of any American community, in proportion to its population. Nineteen Bedford natives in Company A of the 116th Infantry Regiment's were killed on D-Day.

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National D-Day Memorial Foundation: http://www.dday.org/

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