US 2nd Rangers Memorial
Pointe du Hoc
Location and info
A fitting tribute to the US Rangers who climbed the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc in Normandy on D-Day June 6, 1944 and secured the strongpoint over the next few days until support arrived.
The memorial was created to look like a Rangers' dagger and overlooks the pointe and cliffs. The inscription on the plinth reads: ‘To the Heroic Ranger Commandoes of the 116th Infantry who, under the command of Colonel James Earl Rudder of the First American Division, attacked and took possession of the Pointe du Hoc’