Congressman Chet Edwards has announced the selection of Texas A&M to spearhead the preservation of Pont du Hoc in Normandy, France. Pont du Hoc is the cliff on Omaha Beach that was scaled by the legendary Lieutenant Colonel Earl Rudder and Rudder's Rangers on D-Day.
The project seeks to restore the spot which is slowly eroding away.
Edwards said, "For any other engineering firm or university, this would be just another job. But for Texas A&M, the home of Earl Rudder and a university that's so proud of the Rudder legacy for A&M and our country, this is going to truly be a labor of love."
Texas A&M will receive a half-million dollars from the American Battle Monuments Commission to begin the project.