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   Lucien Hasley is a special friend of the 508th.  While many citizens of Normandy have expressed their sentiments in an extremely heart-felt manner, Lucien's gesture is unique - he built a wall of remembrance at his home and it is inscribed with the names of many men of the 508th.
   Almost every brick bears the name of an individual or a date.  Also featured are aircraft and parachutes.  Between the two chute canopies is a star with jump wings signifying the award the parachutists earned that fateful day in June 1944.
"Mur du souvenir
Normandy Coline 30"
Lucien and his 'Memorial Wall' are featured in this composite photo which also bears the signatures of more than 60 508ers.
   The photo was presented to Lucien at the 27th Annual 508th PIR Association Reunion, held in Tampa, FL in September 2001

Lucien Hasley
has become well known locally due, at least in part, to his very personal efforts.  He is seen here speaking at an event held in Normandy

Tom Porcella and Tom O'Halloran
met at the wall, the first time that they had seen each other in 50 years

Chet Graham Interview
with video rolling Chet and Lucien Hasley recount the wall's history

Lucien Hasley
adds his side of the tale as the cameras continue to roll

At The Wall
Chet describes the regimental history in Normandy

Names Pointed Out
as Chet continues his narration.  His on name is just to the right of his elbow.
(above 4 photos taken in August 2007 by Niels Henkemans)

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