Normandy Park

Normandy Park (HM10FC)

Location: Athens, OH 45701 Athens County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 19.11', W 82° 6.308'

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In honor of the War Correspondents who landed in Normandy, France, on D Day, June 6, 1944, with Allied Invading Forces; and others who joined them to report the Crusade Across Europe to bring freedom to that continent and the eventual end of a worldwide conflict of proportions unmatched.

Gathering 37 years later on this campus, where foreign correspondence is taught and historical records on World War II are maintained, some thirty members of this intrepid Press Corps assembled to dedicate this park and monument - headed by Jack Thompson, President of the Beachhead Correspondents' Association, who planted the first apple tree of a grove from Normandy, France, as a gift of France-Amerique.

Charles J. Ping, President, Ohio University
John R. Wilhelm, Dean, College of Communication, Chairman
George H. Lobdell, Professor of World War II History, Co-Chairman

[Dedicated] June 6, 1981
HM NumberHM10FC
Year Placed1981
Placed ByOhio University
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 3:55pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 404733 N 4352704
Decimal Degrees39.31850000, -82.10513333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.11', W 82° 6.308'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 6.60" N, 82° 6' 18.48" W
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Area Code(s)614, 740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 250 Richland Ave, Athens OH 45701, US
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