A memorial to Joseph R. Beyrle assigned to the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division who landed on the roof of the church at Saint-Come-du-Mont.
Alone Joseph headed west in an attempt to locate other members of his stick. He was eventually captured by the Germans and became a prisoner of war before successfully escaping and meeting up with a Soviet tank battalion. He convinced them to allow him to serve alongside them becoming the only American thought to have served with both the United States Army and Soviet Army in WW2.
JOSEPH R. BEYRLE
506th Parachute Infantry Regiment
101st Airborne Division
C'est ici que le 6 juin 1944
le sergent Joseph Beyrle
commenca sa campagne
pour la liberation de l'Europe
From this spot, on June 6 1944
Sergent Joseph Beyrle
began his war
for the liberation of Europe
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