PFC Clairus Riggs and the Battle of D-Day

Eisenhower National Historic Site


PFC Clairus L. Riggs—a native of Cambria County, Pennsylvania—is one of 13 soldiers who were killed on D-Day who are buried in the Gettysburg National Cemetery. Riggs fell in the waters off of Omaha Beach in the early hours of June 6, 1944, and is one of several casualties from the 116th Infantry Regiment that day buried in Gettysburg. Park Ranger Jon Tracey brings us Riggs’s story and reminds us of the enduring significance of D-Day.


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