Sunday, June 4, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: June 4

June 4, 2000 –“A statue was unveiled [on this date] in Periers, Normandy, France, of four American soldiers who died trying to free the town from the Germans during World War II. Citizens of the town and veterans of the Ninetieth Division raised funds for the monument. Two Minnesotans are commemorated in the statue: Virgil Tangborn of Bemidji and Richard Richtman of Minneapolis. It is unusual for statues dedicated to the memory of common soldiers to be of specific individuals.


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