Latest American Battle Monuments Commission Stories

2011-06-05 08:35:00

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Air Force Chief of Staff General Merrill A. McPeak was elected Friday the 10th chairman of the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC). McPeak, one of nine members of the ABMC board of commissioners, was appointed to the commission in July 2010 by President Barack Obama. He is the latest in a line of four-star general officers to serve as chairman, beginning with General of the Armies John J. Pershing. ABMC is a federal...

2011-06-05 08:32:00

CRICQUEVILLE-EN-BESSIN, France, June 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 40 World War II veterans are expected to gather here tomorrow with American and French officials to rededicate the Pointe du Hoc Ranger Monument, which reopened to the public in March. Sixty-seven years ago - on June 6, 1944 - U.S. Army Rangers climbed the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc on a mission General Omar Bradley called the most dangerous assignment of the D-Day invasion. The Pointe du Hoc Ranger Monument...

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