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During the 5-month stay at Utah Beach, there was no official "liberty" time for the men, but there were occasional time-off periods where some individuals disapeared (some will call it AWOL!) for a day or more with silent approval by their superiors.
Cities and towns like Paris, Valognes and Ste Marie-du-Mont were popular while other nearby cities were too war-damaged to be visited.
After Paris was liberated in August of 1944, it became the object of many unauthorized leaves by both officers and enlisted men.

Sometime in July 1944, all men were given a week in England or Scotland for Rest and Recreation (R&R). The unhappy feature about the R&R was that most of the men, not on leave, had to perform extra duties to cover for those who were away.

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