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Normandy Landing on D-Day

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Two more soldiers from the Elgin area took part in the Normandy landing. They were from Post Oak Island and their names were Virgil Ray Gage and Alfred Streit. Streit will be featured in the article next week.Gage was born at Post Oak Island on August 15, 1919, and died on July 6, 1994. His parents were Wilburn Hurchel Gage and Minnie H. Holman and he was already married to Bonnie Fay Brown when he enlisted on March 19, 1942, at Ft. Sam Houston.Gage assisted the medical surgeon, Dr. William McConahey, in operating on and treating the wounded.He participated in ...

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