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Vincent Ricciardi, one of the last survivors of WWII's Exercise Tiger, salutes wreath honoring fallen brothers | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Vincent Ricciardi, one of the last survivors of WWII's Exercise Tiger, salutes wreath honoring fallen brothers | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

City Remembers Lives Lost During WWII Exercise Tiger [PHOTOS]

Dozens gathered at Fort Taber Military Park in New Bedford's south end Sunday afternoon to pay tribute to the 749 American soldiers and sailors lost at sea during Exercise Tiger nearly 72 years ago.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - WWII Navy veteran and Exercise Tiger survivor Vincent Riccardi presents wreath to family of Jayme Rego.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - WWII Navy veteran and Exercise Tiger survivor Vincent Riccardi presents wreath to family of Jayme Rego.

New Bedford Honors Those Lost During Exercise Tiger

Local veterans gathered at Fort Rodman - Fort Taber Military Park Sunday to honor the fallen servicemen killed during Exercise Tiger.

The D-Day dry run off the coast of Devon, England resulted in the deaths of 749 soldiers after a surprise attack by German submarines.

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Public officials and veterans laid a ceremonial wreath at the Exercise Tiger memorial Sunday. | TSM
Public officials and veterans laid a ceremonial wreath at the Exercise Tiger memorial Sunday. | TSM

New Bedford Remembers Servicemen Lost During ‘Exercise Tiger’

The city paid homage Sunday to the 749 servicemen killed during Exercise Tiger. The exercise was a D-Day rehearsal held off the coast of Devon, England...

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