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Leyte Advance Landing Marker Diganat Island (Black Beach)- 6th Ranger Battalion

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Details:

On the beachfront. Marker


A concrete memorial with a blue inscribed facing about 5 feet tall with a helmet and bayonet on top.

 

The memorial remembers the opening of the passage for the Battle of Leyte Landings in October 1944.  The advance landings. Several days before the main attack, Task Group  784. (7th US Fleet) landed forces of the 21st Infantry Regiment “Gimlet”, 24th Infantry Division, and the 6th Ranger Battalion on the islands of Dinagat, Suluan, and Homonhon.  The landings were successful and opened the way for the main landings on Leyte on October 20, 1944.

Monument Text:

U.S. Landing

Marker

 

WE HONOR UNTIL TODAY THE AMERICAN LIBERATION  FORCES, THE 6TH RANGER BATTALION UNDER THE COMMAND OF COL. HENRY MUCCI AND CAPTAIN ROBERT GARRETT, WHO SACRIFICED TO LIBERATE OUR COUNTRY FORM THE JAPANESE IMPERIAL FORCES, LANDED ONE EARLY MORNING OF OCTOBER 17, 1944 ON THIS SECLUDED SHORE OF CAMPINTAC, WHICH THE AMERICANS CALLED BLACK BEACH 2, PANAMOAN, LORETO . . . . FOR THE LIBERATION OF THE PHILIPINES . . . .

 

. . . . .WE ARE REMINDED OF WHEN GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR PROCLAIMED:

 

“I SHALL RETURN”

 

DEDICATED IN LORETO

PHILIPINES 

Commemorates:

People:

Henry Andrew  Mucci

Units:

21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division

24th Infantry Division

6th Ranger Battalion

6th US Army

7th US Fleet

Task Group 78.4

Wars:

WWII

Battles:

Battle of Leyte Gulf

Leyte (1944-1945)

Musketeer III (Operations Love and Mike)

Pacific Theater

Philippines Campaign (1944–1945)

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