On November 29th 2015, our association organised at the AVA Memorial site of La Fière a wreath laying ceremony in homage to PINKY. This is the location where he received the Légion d'Honneur in 2013, and where he was ( actually in a barn at the manor ) during the 3 days of the battle of La Fière in June 1944 as a medic with the 505th ,company C of the 82d ABN.
In spite of an awful weather, hail ,freezing rain and strong winds, about seventy people gathered to honor the memory of Pinky who passed away one week before. We wish to thank for their participation Mr Jean Quetier, mayor of Sainte Mère Eglise, the presidents of 2 other associations,US Normandy and D Day Overlord, the flag bearers of the French Veterans .
The ceremony was organised by Mrs Michelle Coupey and Mr William Palfreyman.
Requiescat in pace Pinky
Maurice Renaud – AVA president