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American troops of Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division spring from the ramp of a U.S. Coast Guard landing craft from the U.S. Coast Guard-manned USS Samuel Chase to wade those last perilous yards to Omaha beach of Normandy. Enemy fire will cut some of them down. Their taxi will pull itself off the sands and dash back to a Coast Guard manned transport for more passengers. The photo was taken by Robert F. Sargent, a United States Coast Guard chief petty officer (Credit: US Coast Guard/Robert F. Sargent, CPhoM, USCG)

American troops of Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division spring from the ramp of a U.S. Coast Guard landing craft from the U.S. Coast Guard-manned USS Samuel Chase to wade those last perilous yards to Omaha beach of Normandy. Enemy fire will cut some of them down. Their taxi will pull itself off the sands and dash back to a Coast Guard manned transport for more passengers. The photo was taken by Robert F. Sargent, a United States Coast Guard chief petty officer (Credit: US Coast Guard/Robert F. Sargent, CPhoM, USCG)