honors WWI and WWII veterans and now their "American
sons" are included. A black marble plaque has been
added in their memory, 60 years after their departure.
Dedicated To The Men of The 508th
Parachute infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
UNITED STATES ARMY
Stationed in "CAMP CROMORE"
9th January - 11th March 1944"
World War II Campaigns
NORMANDY HOLLAND BELGIUM
Portstewart Royal British Legion, with the help and
encouragement of John McCann, author and 508th friend,
agreed to place a black marble plaque to commemorate the 508
PIR's war dead and presence in Camp Cromore.
(memorial) stands in Portstewart promenade, Northern Ireland and
commemorates its dead of WWI and WWII. The monument
features a life-size statue of a soldier on a tall plinth.
It overlooks the harbor and O'Hara's Castle, which was built
in 1834 by the Montagu family but is now a grammar
school known as the Dominican College.
remembers, or has seen, Capt Bill Nation's 8mm movie film
may recall one scene which shows this very memorial and the
This was a
very rare and special event as British cenotaphs
rarely/never commemorate American forces. Clearly the
508th left a lasting impression on the people of