Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Disappearance of one of the last members of the Commando Kieffer

Philippe Chapleau tribute on his blog lines of defense quartermaster Joseph Guilcher - one of 177 French sailors who landed on June 6, 1944 in Normandy - died on the evening of New Year's Day 2013, Pont-l ' Father, at the age of 89 years.

"A native of the island of Sein, writes Philippe Chapleau, Joseph Guilcher had responded to the call of General de Gaulle at 17. Following a tour in England, volunteered for the marines, he was at Commando Kieffer. It will injured on the beach of Colleville-sur-Orne (Sword Beach sector today Colleville-Montgomery), June 6, 1944. quickly recovered, he returned to fight in Belgium and Holland. demobilized in November 1945, Joseph Guilcher, resume foot on the Island of Sein, before coming to work at the auction Guilvinec.

Particularly discreet man, Joseph Guilcher, holder of the Legion of Honor, was awarded the Croix de guerre and the medal of the Resistance and landing. He was honored on Friday, January 4, at the Church of Our Lady of the Waves at L├ęchiagat on the common Treffiagat.


There are currently 11 former Commando Kieffer ".
January 6, 2013 By Marine & Oceans

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