June 8, 2017
Get in Step.
MONTEBOURG, France--First Sgt. Ernest Ramirez, center, first sergeant, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, marches more than 100 U.S. Army Soldiers through Montebourg, France, following a ceremony honoring the 4th Inf. Div.'s role in the liberation of Normandy, June 3, 2017. Ramirez and the "Fighting Eagles" Soldiers of 3rd ABCT, attended a dedication ceremony for a memorial in the town's center with Maj. Gen. Ryan F. Gonsalves, commanding general of the 4th Inf. Div., to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the 4th Inf. Div.'s assault at Utah Beach and the following liberation of Montebourg. Select Soldiers from 1st Bn., 8th Inf. Regt., 3rd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div., participated in the march, the dedication ceremony at Montebourg's World War II memorial, and dinner hosted by township's civic leaders. The Soldiers of 3rd ABCT are currently deployed in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, U.S. forces' commitment to the collective security of eastern Europe conducting bilateral training and multinational exercises with NATO Allies and Partners. The Soldiers were guests of honor at the ceremony, where Gonsalves and community leaders laid wreaths at the memorial.
(U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Brent M. Williams, MCE Public Affairs, 4th Inf. Div.)