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    First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
    Service # O1283214
    502nd Parachute Infantry Regt, 101st Airborne Division
    Entered the Service from: Illinois
    Died: <span class="ev_code_RED">11-Jun-44</span>
    Buried at: Plot F Row 7 Grave 10
    Normandy American Cemetery
    St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France
    Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart

    So he died actually in the first 8 days of the Normandy campagne. I didn't know that till I found it on a website.
     

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    First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
    Service # O1283214
    502nd Parachute Infantry Regt, 101st Airborne Division
    Entered the Service from: Illinois
    Died: <span class="ev_code_RED">11-Jun-44</span>
    Buried at: Plot F Row 7 Grave 10
    Normandy American Cemetery
    St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France
    Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart

    So he died actually in the first 8 days of the Normandy campagne. I didn't know that till I found it on a website.
     

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    Interesting, I liked the Lieutenant. Does it say how died?

    PS. Is the part from BIA where you go on a rescue mission to the Lt. true or fals? In otherwords, did he stand alone against some Germans and get rescued later on by a squad?
     

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    I think he might have died while defending the farmhouse with Cole and his men.
     

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    june 11 '44? that seems awefully close to when that mission is in the game. anyone remember what d-day plus that mission is?
     

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by brian63089:
    anyone remember what d-day plus that mission is? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    D-Day +5
     

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    You see, he died at Cole's farm. Or is the game incorrect and was he and his squad wiped out?
     

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    Homer was my uncle. I have the American flag that was sent to his dad and the letter saying where he is buried. He is also in the book "Night Drop".

    J. Cady
     

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    The story in BIA about 1Lt Combs is largely factual. The terrain depicted is very accurate. He was killed mid afternoon on 11 June 44. He was killed by a single gunshot to the forehead. He was largly responsible for stopping the germans day long attempts to flank the men holding the farmhouse. A real hero of the day.
     

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    Homer was also played a role in the D-Day attack on the WXYZ complex across from Utah beach.
     

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