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Coles Bayonet Charge

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Details:

On the west side of the traffic circle Monument A dark stone monolith with an engraved Medal of Honor and 101st Airborne Unit Insignia.  At the front, a photo is attached.  The monument is at the spot where LTC Cole led his battalion in a bayonet charge after being hopelessly pinned down to drive back the enemy and secure the approach to Carentan.  Cole was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions here. 

Monument Text:

Cole's Bayonet Charge Memorial

Carentan Juin (June) 1944

Commemorates:

People:

Robert George "Bob" Cole

Units:

101st Airborne Division

502nd Parachute infantry Regiment

United States Army

Wars:

WWII

Battles:

Normandy Invasion