Seaton honoured by USA for helping WWII troops

The United States of America has honoured the East Devon town of Seaton for all it did to help US troops stationed there ahead of D-Day.

USA thanks Seaton for its D-Day support

The United States of America has today honoured the East Devon town of Seaton for all it did to help US troops stationed there ahead of D-Day.

In this 70th anniversary year the son of one of those servicemen has given the town a plaque to thank local people for making the Americans so welcome.

Thousands of young men left here to become the first to land on Utah beach on 6th June 1944.

Seaton honoured by USA for helping WWII troops

Col. John Rudman (rtd) of the US Army along with Seaton Mayor Cllr Gaynor Sedgwick unveil the plaque. Credit: ITV News / Seth Conway

The United States of America has today honoured the East Devon town of Seaton for all it did to help US troops stationed there ahead of D-Day.

A plaque has been unveiled in the town this afternoon to thank Seaton residents for the support they gave to the young US servicemen who set out from here to Utah beach in Normandy in the first wave of attacks on June 6, 1944.

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