Four WWII veterans with the author, Andrew Biggio

June 3, 2022 at the Normandy Victory Museum

In June 2022, Andrew Biggio, author of “The Rifle”, had the pleasure of returning to the Normandy Victory Museum accompanied by four veterans. On this occasion, a Purple Heart was presented to one of them by a representative of the US Army.

Book cover, The Rifle Andrew Biggio

Andrew Biggio

Ex-Marine, veteran of Afghanistan, Andrew Biggio has produced a formidable collection of testimonies from veterans. For several years, he met these fighters from 39-45 with a red thread, a rifle that he had each of them sign in exchange for a testimony.

It is a work and a moving approach, where “The Rifle” becomes a transmitter of memory.

It is in the same spirit of generosity, exchanges and tribute that he comes accompanied by these four veterans.

Bob Weber-10th armored division

Bob Weber

10th Armored Division

Served in the Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe.

Insigne 10th armored division
Marvin Gilmore-458 AAA Batalion

Marvin Gilmore

458 AAA Battalion

Served in Normandy, northern France, Ardennes and Rhineland.

Insigne 458aaa BATTALION
Robert Heurgue 82nd Airborne

Robert Heurgue

82nd Airborne

Served in Normandy, Ardennes, Rhineland and Holland.

Insigne 82nd airborne
John Althuizen-7th armored division

John Althuizen

7th Armored Division

Served in Holland, the Ardennes and Rhineland.

Insigne 7th armored division

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