Wednesday, May 19, 2010

506th PIR Trooper to be Honored

A new memorial will be dedicated in honor of Lt. Gunther D Company 506th PIR in his hometown of Malden, Massachusetts this coming June 6, 2010. It is in a beautiful spot, overlooking the water, visited by many residents, and in the neighborhood where he grew up.

Lt. Gunther jumped into Normandy in stick 61, landed in a tree in the churchyard of St. Mere de Eglise, and was killed by German machine gun fire. Lt. Gunther is buried at The American Cemetery @ Colleville sur Mer in Normandy.