A great story and history. Little did we know, at the time, that another two men
mentioned in this article would pass away within a few months after June '09.
R.B. Lewellen died shortly before the Ceremony. Gordon K. Smith a few
monts after the Ceremony. Even worse was the loss of a young life, mayor
Maurice Gidon of Gourbesville, who tragically died after an accident at his
home, where he was fixing the roof of his stables, and lost his footing....
The Lewellen Family would return to Normandy, for a Commemoration in
March 2010, in which R.B. Lewellen, Gordon K. Smith and Maurice Gidon
were honored. Forever linked in history with Gourbesville, D-Day & beyond.