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Decorated for their bravery
They are 9,387 young soldiers buried at the Normandy American Cemetery. Some of them fell on Omaha and Utah Beaches on 6 June 1944, but most died in the months that followed, in the Battle of Normandy. Amongst them, three soldiers were posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor: Sergeant Frank D. Peregory, Lieutenant Jimmie W. Monteith Jr., and Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Jr. This military medal is above all a ‘symbol awarded to those who saved lives’ recalls Scott Desjardins, superintendent of the cemetery since 2017.
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