20th Combat Engineers Plaque
On the upper part of the east facing side of the monument. Plaque This bronze plaque commemorates the 20th Combat Engineers, which was composed of the 20th and and 1340th Combat Engineer Battalions and the 1171st Combat Engineer Company Headquarters during WWII. They accomplished all of their missions while under heavy fire on their initial landing with the first wave. For this, they recieved the Presidential Distinguished Unit Citation and French Croix de Guerre.
"Even the infantry took it's hat off to them. For not infrequently,
1171st Combat Engineer Company HQ
1340th Engineer Combat Battalion
20th Combat Engineers