This unit - 16 Infantry Regiment (USA) - participated with the Normandy Landings on June 6th 1944. According to the postion on the map you can see where the unit probably has landed on one of the five landing beaches or inland as a paratrooper or in a glider.
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Carson Greene Jr:
Lest we forget......Such a nice tribute from the late Waldo Werft to my uncle Silbert and all the others on D-Day...rest in peace dear Waldo... Carson Greene Jr
March 5, 2015 ·
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.. Waldo Werft I pay honor and tribute to the memory of your Uncle Silbert
Pershing as a fellow comrade of the 16th inf Regt. who also landed on Omaha Beach that day. I was a medic and could have been very close to your Uncle that morning. Many were hit by snipers that day. Some as they stepped off their landing craft. How I got to the beach, and off the beach safely, I'll never know. I later read that there were as many as 200 german snipers shooting at us that day, not to mention the murderous artillery, mortar, and machine gunfire. I was extremely blessed to have safely survived until the end of the war, and I highly honor the memory. of Sgt Pershing and all my many comrades who made the supreme sacrifice on D-Day. I am highly amazed, and grateful to God, at age 92, I am able to be here texting about this horrendous day in history! We shall never forget the fantastic bravery and sacrifice of all who gave their all that day!