Currahees lost in battle, remembered in our hearts
Seventeen Currahees from E Company were killed in action on June 6, 1944 in the D Day invasion when the aircraft they were in was hit and exploded over Ste. Mere-Eglise, Normandy, France.
Tec 5 Herman Collins Pvt George Elliott 1st Sgt William Evans 1st Lt Thomas Meehan III Pfc William McGonigal Pfc John Miller Pfc Sergio Moya Sgt Elmer Murray Jr Pvt Ernest Oats Sgt Richard Owen Sgt Carl Riggs SSgt Murray Roberts Pfc Gerald Snider Pfc Elmer Telstad Tec 5 Ralph Wimer Pfc Thomas Warren Tec 5 Jerry Wentzel
THE FLIGHT CREW
1st Lt Harodl Cappelluto 2nd Lt John J Fanelli 2nd Lt Bernard Friedman Sgt Norman E Thompson Sgt Albert R Tillotson
These Currahees were buried in Ste. Mere-Eglise with their flight crew. They were brought back to the United States in 1952 and reburied in this mass grave at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, MO.
Remembered by the daughter of E Company Commander 1st Lt. Thomas Meehan III, Barrie Meehan Meller.
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