An LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) — also known as a Higgins boat — from the U.S. Coast Guard-manned USS Samuel Chase disembarks troops from Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division (the Big Red One), wading onto the Fox Green section of Omaha Beach (Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France) on the morning of June 6, 1944. American soldiers encountered the newly formed German 352nd Division when landing. Two-thirds of Company E were killed during the initial landing.
An LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) — also known as a Higgins boat — from the U.S. Coast Guard-manned USS Samuel Chase disembarks troops from Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division (the Big Red One), wading onto the Fox Green section of Omaha Beach (Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France) on the morning of June 6, 1944. American soldiers encountered the newly formed German 352nd Division when landing. Two-thirds of Company E were killed during the initial landing. Robert F. Sargent
An LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) — also known as a Higgins boat — from the U.S. Coast Guard-manned USS Samuel Chase disembarks troops from Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division (the Big Red One), wading onto the Fox Green section of Omaha Beach (Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France) on the morning of June 6, 1944. American soldiers encountered the newly formed German 352nd Division when landing. Two-thirds of Company E were killed during the initial landing. Robert F. Sargent

He rode in WWII-era Higgins boats in the Navy. Now he’s building a model of one

June 05, 2017 01:43 PM

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Lon Allan

Lon Allan has lived in Atascadero for nearly five decades, and his column is published every week. Reach him at 805-466-8529 or leallan@tcsn.net .