Oct. 21, 2015

Utah Beach

Tuesday afternoon and Utah Beach was next.  Utah and Omaha are remarkably different. The Utah defenses were not as intense there and the initial bombing was effective so the landings progressed quickly with light casualties (197).  The good results here were also aided by smart decision making in the field, as the officers corrected quickly after landing in the wrong sector and pressed the advantage they had. Utah is where General Teddy Roosevelt (FDR's cousin) earned the Medal of Honor.