« I had hoped that at some point in my life I would get the opportunity to visit the Normandy beaches where my father landed on D Day. Thanks to Geert’s tireless research and extra effort, I was able to stand in the same spot my father stood where he opened the first Post Office two days after the invasion. I will always be grateful to Geert for that special moment and without his dedication it would have never happened.»
Dan Armfield, son of T/4 Roy H. Armfield, Jr.
T/4 Roy H. Armfield, Jr. served in the 158th Army Postal Unit. As part of a lead element he landed on Utah Beach on 6 June 1944 and helped set up the first APO address in liberated France. Througout the war his unit would continue its important work of distributing mail to thousands of GIs thus greatly contributing to keeping up their spirits.
Normandy Heroes helped Dan Armfield locate the magnificent Chateau de Reuville in the town of Boutteville where his father helped set up the first US Army Post Office in France