Commemorating D-Day, honoring Gavin

Photos by Dave Brzywczy/PAO

June 13th, 2019 | In Focus, News

From left to right: Howard Hohlfeld, 82nd Airborne Division Association Walter E. Hughes Tri State Chapter treasurer; 1st Lt. Alyssa Valdez, MP Honor Guard; and retired Lt. Col. David Jones, West Point representative, salute at the gravesite of Lt. Gen. James M. Gavin, U.S. Military Academy Class of 1929, during the D-Day commemoration/Gavin Ceremony June 6.  Members of the New York City Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division, the Walter  E. Hughes Chapter, the 82nd Airborne Division Association Inc., and members of the West Point community and members of the Gavin family were present at the annual memorial and wreath-laying ceremony at the Old Cadet Chapel and Gavin gravesite at the West Point Cemetery. Gavin led his troopers in the Airborne mission on D-Day as they landed in Normandy, France.