Sentimental Journey

Providing a Personal Perspective of World War II History and the 1940s American Home Front.

116th, 29th Division, baseball, Bedford, Bedford Boys, Company A, D-Day, D-Day Fatality, D-Day Memorial, Draper, Uncategorized, WWII / 06.06.2013

In 1944, Bedford, VA was a small, close-knit community of around 3,400.  On the morning of June 6, 1944, thirty-four men from this small town led the assault on Omaha Beach as part of Company A of the 116th Infantry Regiment 29thInfantry Division.  Thirty minutes...