In 2015 Ronny Ymbras flew with two of his sons, Matthew and Zachary to France then drove up to St Mere Eglise to take place in a WWII Reenactment Jump at the Hemevez DZ (drop zone).
This is a very small town about 20 minutes outside of St Mere Eglise where the 82nd jumped on D-day along with the British.
Unfortunately seven paratroopers were blown off of the DZ landing next to a German camp. They fought it out but ended up being captured and executed by German Forces. Also known as the Massacre at Hemevez
See the video below…
Vietnam Vet & Author of Fallen Never Forgotten: Vietnam Memorials in the USA Ronny Ymbras talks about the time he did a WW2 re-enactment airborne jump in Hemevez, Normandy, France. This is a drop zone where a number of 82nd Airborne were executed by German forces after landing.
During this jump things got a bit dicey when a jumper in front of Ronny got knocked unconscious and landed next to him in a backyard after they were both blown off of the DZ.
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Posted by Fallen Never Forgotten: Vietnam Memorials in the USA on Thursday, September 21, 2017