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A US Army Ranger, William Hickey (Ohio), lies dead at the top of the Cherbourg Cliffs, which he and his brother Rangers scaled in the face of a withering of Nazi fire. Of the 200 Rangers who stormed the beach height, only 60 were alive when the top was taken and the Nazis driven back.

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  • Title: Symbol of American Courage
  • Creator: Samuel Eliot Morison
  • Date: 1944-06-06
  • Location: Pointe Du Hoc, France

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