American armored infantry from the 3rd Armored Division morn a comrade killed during the fighting on the outskirts of St.Lô, July 26th,1944. My grandfather's uncle fought at St.Lô with the 29th Infantry Division, 116th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battaltion, "D" Company. I can't even imagine what he saw and I will never know as he was killed in action by an artillery strike in the Trinité sector of Brest, France, September 1st, 1944. I dedicate this post to him and all of my relatives killed in action during any war. The fighting in and around St. Lô was very gruesome and arguous. It was a constant battle through hedgeroes and the city itself never knowing if the enemy was defending the next house or hedgeroe. St. Lô held the majority of German defensive weaponary towards the landing invasion force. Also beyond the city were open fields with little to no hedgeroes, this was major reason the city was taken. For 2 weeks and 3 days forces from the 29th Infantry Division, 3rd Armored Division, 35th Division, and more fought through the streets and hedgeroes of the city. It was a very costly fight and the city gained nicknames like "The Capitol City of Rubble" and "The Bloodiest City." Thousands died in it's streets and many more were to come, days after the city was captured the Germans put up relentless counter attacks on the outskirts of St.Lô. These counter attacks were fought with such a ferocity that many wouldn't look back and see their victories and success but just the unrelentless fear, unknowns and danger. Picture taken by Robert Capa, Magnum Photos. Colorized by myself and feedback would he appreciated.