Sainte-Marie-du-Mont by Gil Cohen
Easy Company paratrooper Forrest Guth knew he would witness history when he jumped into France on D-Day, so he carried a camera borrowed from his boyhood friend and fellow paratrooper, Roderick Strohl. On June 7, 1944, D+1, Forrest and his comrades entered Sainte-Marie-du-Mont while searching for Easy Company. Forrest thought the town’s WWI memorial would make a good backdrop. His comrade, Walter Gordon, agreed to snap a photo and Forrest let several 4th ID soldiers, from Utah Beach, join them for a picture the world would one day treasure.
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101 limited-edition prints, signed by four WWII heroes: Easy Company paratroopers Clancy Lyall, Don Malarkey, and Rod Strohl and 4th Infantry Division scout Jack Blickenderfer. Includes Certificate of Authenticity.
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Jack entered France via Utah Beach on July 9, 1944 where he joined up with the 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, as a replacement in the Intelligence & Reconnaissance (I&R) Platoon. Fighting side-by-side with his brother Dale, even sharing a foxhole with him, Jack served as a scout and rifleman throughout all five campaigns with the 4th Division. He returned home following VE Day and was discharged in October 1945.
Clancy jumped on D-Day and fought in the Battle of Carentan where he was bayoneted. He would fight in Market Garden, the siege of Bastogne, and would finish the war with Easy Company in Kaprun. Clancy remained in the military, made two combat jumps in Korea, and later served as an advisor to the French at Dien Bien Phu, escaping before that garrison fell. He retired as a Master Sergeant.
An original "Toccoa Man" of Easy Company, Don jumped on D-Day and landed near Ste. Mere Eglise. Later that day, he received the Bronze Star for his heroism in a pitched battle to knock out four German 105 mm artillery battery, an action now called the Brécourt Manor Assault. Promoted to sergeant, Malarkey fought in Market Garden, and Bastogne. He ended the war with E-Company in Kaprun. Today, he is the author of "Easy Company Soldier," available autographed under "Books".
Rod enlisted in the Army with his boyhood friend Forrest Guth. An original "Toccoa Man" of Easy Company, Rod fought in D-Day where his friend Forrest carried his camera, resulting in the famous June 7th Ste. Marie Du Mont group photo. Rod would also fight in Market Garden, Bastogne, and ended the war with Easy Company in Kaprun.