Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy... - Move Out!: Carentan: July 7-July 12, 1944 Summary & Analysis

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After securing Ste. Marie-du-Mont, the military ordered Easy Company to lead the battalion toward Carentan, through Vierville. Carentan was the rally point for American forces coming from both Utah Beach and Omaha Beach. The forces met some resistance, but pushed forward. Later, Easy Company moved to reserve status and was tasked with defending regimental headquarters. The men relaxed somewhat, but had difficulty sleeping due to occasional attack. Many men took advantage of the vast amounts of liquor in the villages they encountered. Others scavenged from the belongings of soldiers killed in action, looking for memorabilia.

The 101st Airborne division, including Easy Company, was then ordered to break through the German line at Carentan. The men moved into position at night. Due to its intense night training, Easy Company moved easily in the dark. The men positioned themselves...

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