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REX COMBS HONORED IN CHEF DU PONT

   On June 5, 2012 a ceremony was held to dedicate a new memorial in the 508th's park in Chef du Pont.

   A stone honoring Rex Combs as an initiator of the park was revealed alongside the two existing monuments.  The first commemorated the 508th's gift of the park land to the local townspeople and the second recognized O.B. Hill as association founder.  Joining those two is a third monument which lauds Rex Combs (C Co) for his efforts in getting the concept in place and sparking the drive within the original 508th PIR Association to make the park a reality.


Dedication
was made with a speech by Chef du Pont official

Local Youths
stood by for the unveiling as men of the 82nd present arms

Memorial Revealed
with photos of Lt, Combs displayed on the face of the stone

Bilingual Thanks
notre ami le CpT Rex Combs, initiateur de ce jardin 1912-1976
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Our friend the CpT Rex Combs, initiator of this garden 1912-1976

Floral Tributes
displayed in front of the three monuments now erected in the 508th memorial garden

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