Charles Shay: Medic on Omaha beach

Charles Shay

Charles Shay
Charles Shay medic on Omaha beach par Romain Breget

Charles Shay was a medic with the 1st Division on Omaha beach.

He pulled many wounded men up the beach to safety.

His colleague Edward Morozewicz was  fatally wounded. All Shay could do for him was a Morphine shot.

In 2007 he was awarded the Legion of Honor by the French president

Penobscot indian memorial

This memorial to the Penobscot Indians was inaugurated in 2017.  

The bust of Shay was added later.

Charles Shay bust

 Ray Stevens, used this rock to shelter wounded men. 

Medic memorial
Medics memorial

In 2018 a plaque was added with the names of the medics on it. Charles shay was present.

He lives in Normandy and often visits the grave of Morozowicz.

omaha cemetery
Ameriçcan Cemetery