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Song Search--about D-Day

chazkratz 04 Nov 08 - 01:56 AM
GUEST 04 Nov 08 - 04:49 AM
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chazkratz 04 Nov 08 - 08:37 AM
chazkratz 05 Nov 08 - 03:17 AM
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Subject: Song Search--about D-Day
From: chazkratz
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 01:56 AM

A good friend of mine is desperately searching for the lyrics to a song about a National Guard unit from Bedford, Virginia, which was among the first wave of soldiers landing at Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944. All the members of the unit were killed. He has heard there is a song somewhere, set to the tune "Shenandoah." He needs it in a hurry, as he has been asked to sing at a Veterans' Day observance in Bedford (will that be next Monday?--the traditional day is the 11th, a Tuesday, so I suppose it's more likely Monday than Friday, the 7th.

Do any of you know the song or know of someone who might know it?

Charles


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Subject: RE: Song Search--about D-Day
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 04:49 AM

WHERE and HOW and WHEN did your friend become familar with the song?


    Please note that anonymous posting is no longer allowed at Mudcat. Use a consistent name [in the 'from' box] when you post, or your messages risk being deleted.
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    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Song Search--about D-Day
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 06:20 AM

Before your friend goes sticking your foot in their mouth.

VOICE of AMERICA

http://www.voanews.com/english/archive/2004-06/a-2004-06-03-27-1.cfm

"Bedford, Virginia, lost 19 young men in the first phase of the attack; three more died in the days that followed."

" They belonged to Company A of the First Battalion, 116th Infantry regiment, 29th Division. The 34 young men from Bedford ..."


USA Today - quoted on:
http://smokeys-trail.com/USA/freedom.html

35 Bedford boys joined the first wave of attackers to assault the Normandy beaches. Nineteen died, many before they could get out of their landing boats. Two more perished before the month was out, and two more before the war ended in 1945.

"Their faces are forever young," says Boggess, quoting a song written about the Bedford boys by Virginian Allan Barber.

army song"when we were needed we were there"?


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Subject: RE: Song Search--about D-Day
From: chazkratz
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 08:37 AM

Guest #1--I don't know where he got his information. Perhaps whoever invited him to participate gave it to him.

Guest #2
--Thanks for all the information. I forwarded it to my friend, and tried the links myself and a Google search on the song and Allan (or Alan) Barber, with no success in finding the lyrics. I'm continuing my search.

Charles


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Subject: RE: Song Search--about D-Day
From: chazkratz
Date: 05 Nov 08 - 03:17 AM

Refresh.


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Subject: RE: Song Search--about D-Day
From: oldhippie
Date: 05 Nov 08 - 07:45 AM

This site might help:

http://www.roanoke.com/dday/cd.html


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