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Art Staymates | B Company, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division - Army

5:17   |   Once you were off the boat and managed not to drown, there were 300 yards of beach to get across with heavy machine gun fire. Ships were pounding the bluffs above and the 101st Airborne dropped in behind them. Art Staymates made it from the water almost to the top of the hill when he ran up against a tangle of barbed wire. (Caution: Graphic Content)

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