FACES OF THE MONUMENT
ASSOCIATION NORMANDY 44 - 90th US DIVISION

''Final'' Model of the Monument
Above : "Final" model of the Monument, designed by © P. Cottencin

It is significant to us that faces of the soldiers
are moulded after the ones of GI's who died in Périers or its area

Richard E.
Richtman

Andrew J.
Speese III

Virgil J.
Tangborn

Tullio
Micaloni

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Private
Richard E. Richtman
1924-1944

Sergeant
Andrew J. Speese
1912-1944

Private First Class
Virgil J. Tangborn
1920-1944

Sergeant
Tullio Micaloni
1913-1944

Richard E. Richtman
F Company
2nd Battalion
359th Regiment
90th Division

Andrew J. Speese
K Company
3rd Battalion
357th Regiment
90th Division

Virgil J. Tangborn
Medic
359th Regiment
90th Division

Tullio Micaloni
B Company
712th Tank Battalion seconded to the 90th Division

On July 26, 1944 Richard is killed near Hospital Lane. Before marching on Périers, his Regiment had to cross the river Sèves, fiercely defended by enemy On July 6, 1944 Andrew is killed at Plessis-Lastelle (Beaucoudray). Killed in action, death not self-inflicted, from penetrating wound to head, and arm torn out by shrapnel On June 14, 1944 Virgil is killed while trying to rescue the driver of a burning ammo truck, in the vicinity of Amfreville On July 26, 1944 running down the moor in order to cross the ford at Carrière Hausley, the tank commanded by Tullio blows up on a stack of German anti-tank mines
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