D-Day

This month we celebrate Native American Heritage Month by looking at code talkers of World War II, specifically the men of the Comanche Tribe.  In December 1940, seventeen Comanche were recruited by the US Army to become code talkers.  These men were assigned to...

John Robert Slaughter Portrait Bust CampaignThe National D-Day Memorial Foundation’s campaign to honor the legacy of the founding chairman, John Robert Slaughter.The National D-Day Memorial Foundation has launched a campaign to honor our dear friend and founder John Robert Slaughter.  Bob Slaughter...

Bedford and Raymond Hoback were one of 33 sets of brothers fighting together on the beaches during D-Day, June 6, 1944.  Of the 33 sets of brothers, three sets were from Bedford (the Stevens twins and the Powers brothers were also from Bedford) and...

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...