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T/5 Joseph G. Hardy
T/5 Joseph G. Hardy
KIA - June 6, 1944
D - Day

T/5 Joseph G. Hardy was killed in action on June 6, 1944, during the Allied Invasion of NORMANDY, during the assault on UTAH BEACH. He was from Good Hope, Georgia.

He was among the 39 men from Battery B, 29th Field Artillery, that died when their LCT struck a mine and sank during the landing. A total of 60 men were on the craft, and most of the casualties were never recovered. In all, the 29th Field Artillery had 50 men killed in action during World War II.

In retrospect, the 4th Division, as a whole, suffered 197 casualties on D-Day, including the 60 from the LCT sinking. History records this a very low casualty rate when compared to the other beach landings.

Every casualty is missed by their family, friends, and comrades!

Ms. Carolyn Brown, with the help of Irving Smolens, provided the photograph above, which is over 50 years old, very dark, and very faded. You may CLICK on it see the original version. T/5 Hardy is the man on the right. Use your BROWSER BACK BUTTON to return. This photo was modified by Sandy Easton so it would be more appropriate on this memorium page. The clarity is poor, and we cannot help this.




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