Scroll of Honor
Hedgerow Hero - “D. E.” Aiken
Seventy-five years ago, Allied forces were struggling to expand and reinforce the Normandy beachhead bought with such sacrifice on D-Day. During the first week on French shores, the Allies faced the daunting task not only of fighting the German defenders, but of supplying two armies with rations, ammunition, fuel, vehicles, weapons, clothing, equipment—and replacements for the dead and wounded—via a tenuous supply line stretching from British ports to the artificial harbors the Allies had anchored off of Omaha and Gold Beaches.