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I just visited Omaha last week for the first time. There was one location at the far end of the terrain (I believe Charlie and Dog Green Sectors), in which there was a bunker dug into the mountain that looked sideways across the beach. After seeing this first hand, it was no surprise to me that it was the hottest spot on all of DDay. A couple of machine guns in there would be a turkey shoot, providing perfect enfilade fire all the way down the beach. I imagine that is what these heroes are facing the moment this picture was snapped, and at least one of them is probably one of the 20K white crosses I visited later that day in the American Cemetery. It’s easy to comprehend and admire sacrifice; it’s another to live it by moving forward into the jaws of death. Never forget.
Note: This is high tide so there is no beach. Low tide the beach would begin at least 3x father out than that pier.