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Ben, I have just received
a phone call from Doris that our member, Floyd
"Zip" Ziolkowski, Hq. Co. 3rd Bn, passed away on Sept. 22. He was a
member of a bazooka squad. He joined us as a replacement. He and Doris
attended several reunions. A great "Trooper" and friend. He will be
Dear British and American veterans, we often wonder what the fate of our generation would have been had you failed to come. This year again we celebrate your return among us. The honor we feel to have you here is mixed with great joy and emotion. You have come to commemorate with us the liberation of our village.
On the 15th August 2009, the 65th anniversary of the first day of our recovered freedom, we think with emotion and graditude of the soldiers who landed or were parachuted to deliver us from the occupants.
On that warm and quiet night, everything looked so peaceful at Le Muy. Most inhabitants did not imagine that an event of extraordinary magnitude was about to happen.
But as President SARKOZY reminded us in his speech at la Nartelle on May 8th of this year: The bombing started at 3:30 a.m. and at 4.30 the paratroopers jumped and occupied Le Muy.
These paratroopers were American, British, Canadian and also French. Their task was – with the help of the French Resistance – to occupy the region and push out the Germans. The operation involved 10,000 soldiers. Many of them were Frenchmen who had fought on many battlefields.