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Pointe du Hoc Foundation

For those of you unfamiliar with the term “Pointe du Hoc,” please open your history books to the chapter on D-Day. On the 6th of June, 1944, Soldiers from the 2d Ranger Battalion were given the harrowing mission of scaling a 100 foot cliff face along the beaches of Normandy to knock out a gun emplacement threatening the invasion force. Naturally, they were successful, but that doesn’t mean that they didn’t lose some good men along the way. And, over the years, as the 2d Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment was stood up, more Americans served, and unfortunately paid the ultimate sacrifice.

That is why, in summer of 2012, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, home of 2/75, will break ground for the Pointe du Hoc Memorial to honor the sacrifice of those who have served in the Battalion. Making this happen is the The Pointe du Hoc Foundation (PDH), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established to recognize and commemorate the heritage and contributions of the men of 2d Ranger Battalion and their families. They need your help to raise $500,000 for groundbreaking of this 2d Battalion Ranger Memorial by summer 2012.

For more information visit www.pointeduhocfoundation.com.

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5 Responses to “Pointe du Hoc Foundation”

  1. pbla4024 says:

    It is 100 feet cliff, not 100 meter cliff.

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