Coles Bayonet Charge
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.
Cole's Bayonet Charge Memorial
101st Airborne Division
502nd Parachute infantry Regiment
United States Army