Thanks, U Bob, but I failed to mentioned that my dad, Melvin R. Whyte was a Cpl. in the 347 reg., Co.F, Cp.Eng. out of Camp Cairborne,LA under the 1st Brig. of Col.Harry Hulen and Col.John W. oehman. This was a general-special engineer service group. Brig.,Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, was commanding gen. 82nd of Camp Cairborne, LA. I do have someone stated that this is with the 18th reg. and they did not go in on Omaha Beach but my dad stated always that he was on the third wave of Omaha Beach.