74th D-Day Anniversary

Starting from an airfield near Cherbourg, France, Sunday, 03 JUN 2018, Chapter XIX Member MSG Myles Cappiello along with 575 paratroopers  from the U.S., France, Germany, the Netherlands and Romania jumped out over Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France in sticks of twelve from eight C-130s and C-160s on this nearly-cloudless day.

Tracing the same route over the English Channel and over the fields and dense hedgerows of coastal Normandy, hundreds of NATO paratroopers paid tribute to jumps by the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions on the “Day of Days,” June 6th, 1944.

Following the massive airborne operation, troopers and guests attended a ceremony at Normandy’s famous “Iron Mike” statue, commemorating the battle for the La Fiere bridgehead from June 6-9, 1944.

Well done CAP