PFC Charles DeGlopper Memorial
PFC Charles DeGlopper received the Medal of Honor on June 9, 1944 by his voluntary assistance with his automatic machine gun fire, while his comrades had to withdraw. By showing himself to the Germans to get their attention instead of his comrades, he is extremely vulnerable for German fire. Soon he was hit, but remained firing while he was injured. The Americans could pull back in this way and take better positions at the first bridgehead over the Merderet.
Later his body was found, surrounded by dead Germans and German machine guns.
Text on the memorial:
In Honor of
PFC Charles DeGlopper
Company C, 325th Glider Infantry
82nd Airborne Division
PFC Charles DeGlopper posthumously won the Medal of Honor.
This highest medal given by the United States of America near this spot on June 9, 1944.
Erected 2003 by the Veterans 325th Glider Infantry, WWII
- Text: Ewoud van Eig
- Photos: Ewoud van Eig
Address and contactinformation
50480 La Fiere (Sainte-Mère-Église)
- WWII grade:
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