D. Myers was KIA at Point de la Percee with C company of the 2nd Rangers.
His nephew, Bill Myers, has been looking for any surviving Rangers that
may remember his Uncle Bill. He had the good fortune of speaking with
Capt. Goranson in 1997.
posting his story and photo here on the S&D website, he has had the
honor of speaking with his uncle's commanding officer, Sidney Solomon.
Ranger Solomon informed Bill that his uncle, Ranger Myers, was KIA shortly
after disembarking their landing craft at Pointe de la Percee. According
to Cpt. Solomon, Myers was a good friend of Sgt. Kenneth Hendrickson who
was also KIA on the beach that day.
Myers entered the Army in the late 1930's and worked his way up to Staff
Sergeant in the MP. After the war started, he volunteered to enter
the Rangers but was forced to take a demotion to get in. According
to Bill's father (who served in the South Pacific along with
another brother), his Uncle Bill didn't hesitate to become a Pfc in order
to get a chance "to let the axis have it."
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