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Rangers Climb Pointe du Hoc 75 Years Later

  • Defense.gov
  • June 6, 2019 | 1:02

U.S. Army Rangers assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment climb the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc in Cricqueville en Bessin, France, June 4, 2019. Rangers scaled the cliff to honor the 135 men killed or wounded from the 2nd and 5th Ranger Battalions while capturing and holding Pointe du Hoc. More than 1,300 U.S. service members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the World War II Allied invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day.

Video by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Baldock, AFN Europe