Relive the amazing story of the 116th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army’s 29th Infantry Division from D-Day June 6, 1944 to the capture of St. Lo, France, 40 agonizing days later – “The Longest Walk.” The regiment lost one-third of its 3,200 men on Omaha Beach, including more than 350 dead. View photos of the actual invasion, what happened during the course of battle, and color photos of the battlefield today. We will salute the contribution of the Regiment to the Allied victory ultimately achieved on May 8, 1945.
Paul Zigo is the director of the World War II Era Studies Institute, which is dedicated to furthering knowledge about the WWII era and the war's impact on history. He was an Associate Professor of History, Brookdale; a former Director, Center for World War II Studies and a founding member of the National Museum of the US Army.