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US soldier Richard A Vargas, Camp Quorn 1944

Richard A Vargas standing on H Company street in Camp Quorn, England getting ready for Normandy, where on June 7th he was killed in action in Ste Mere Eglise. He was crossing a road with his buddies Cruise and Kilroy when hit by a barrage shell as he and Cruise hit the ground. They had been ordered to move to a new position when they were under fire. His body protected Cruise from injury. Kilroy went for a medic while Cruise tried to treat his wounds to no avail. One of several from the first platoon to die that day.

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 Submitted on: 2009-09-04
 Submitted by: Les Cruise, Philadelphia
 Artefact ID: 525
 Artefact URL: www.quornmuseum.com/display.php?id=525
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