Town of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France visits Patriots Point

On Sunday, August 31 onboard the USS YORKTOWN, the mayor of Sainte-Mère-Église, Jean Quétier was presented a key to the Town of Mt. Pleasant by councilman Elton Carrier. Councilman Carrier also issued a proclamation announcing August 31, 2014 as the Town of Sainte-Mère-Église Day. The French town was the first to be liberated from Nazi […]

Patriots Point to Host Special Ceremony for Visitors from the First French Town Liberated In WWII, Sainte-Mère-Église

On Sunday, Aug. 31 the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a special ceremony for 20 French citizens who are visiting Charleston from the Town of Sainte-Mère-Église in Normandy, France. Sainte-Mère-Église was the first French town to be liberated from Nazi Germany by U.S. troops in World War II after D-Day. Several people […]

Part II: Colonel Charles "Chuck" Murray's Story Of His Hero

Here is the rest of Colonel Murray’s story…read here if you missed the first part… He knew that this bridge like the first would be mined. Lt. Murray considered using the rubber boats, but quickly discarded that idea as it would take too long and he didn’t have the time. The planks were a possible […]