DDay June 6, 1944
This map shows the USS LST-388's path to Omaha Beach 74 years ago today. Here is what Robert von der Osten had to say about the troops aboard his ship:
"In our compartment, there are four empty bunks, so four soldiers have been assigned to them. We have 500 men on board. Besides the 187th, we have Headquarters Companies B and C and a medics unit. They are all swell fellows, and the soldiers are well versed in the detailed plans for the invasion. All of us are becoming quite friendly. The troops sure are in good spirits. "