Normandy Odyssey by Gil Cohen
On June 7, 1944, a day after their scattered jump into Normandy, paratroopers of Easy Company, 506th P.I.R., 101st Airborne, pause in the newly liberated French village of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont.
In their odyssey to rejoin Easy Company, the men have traveled the enemy-occupied countryside, stopping only to fight skirmishes at medieval farms and hedgerows.
Now, safely within the friendly lines behind Utah Beach, they relax by a memorial to the dead of World War I to reflect on where they’ve come and to prepare for where they’re headed.
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Non-limited, unnumbered, signed by Easy Company paratrooper Ed Tipper. Includes a certificate of authenticity.
An original member of the "Filthy Thirteen" (officially known as the First Demolition Section, HQ Company, 506th PIR), Agnew participated in the D-Day jump and Operation Market Garden before he and several of his fellow "Filthy Thirteen" paratroopers volunteered to become Pathfinders. On December 23, 1944, Agnew was amongst the two sticks of Pathfinders who parachuted into the besieged town of Bastogne to coordinate the aerial re-supply of the 101st Airborne Division.