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AMONG FIRST IN NORMANDY

S Sgt. Hummel
Among Paratroops
First In Normandy

Raymond J. Hummel   of 1315 1/2      Center   street,   Moundsville,   was   one   of  the   paratroopers   who dropped  in France early on     D-Day and  fought     33   days without relief in Normandy.
   The following comes from Headquarters, 82nd Airborne Division, Normandy: Soldiers of one parachute infantry regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, dropped over a wide area on D-Day and were unable to assemble as a tactical unit until the fourth day o£ the invasion.
   The regiment, nevertheless, played a brilliant role in carrying out the mission of the air­borne troops, which was to precent [sic] the Germans from interfering with the ground assault force until the beach landindh [sic] had been accomplished.

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