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June 6, 1944

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message 1: by Ken (last edited Jun 06, 2012 10:51AM) (new)

Ken Consaul | 18 comments A thank you to the few remaining heroes who set foot on French soil this day 68 years ago.

Remeberance of my father who came ashore on D+6 as a forward observer providing ground support to the troops. Later he resumed his role as pilot of a P-47 Thunderbolt flying ground support and search and destroy missions in the ETO. Veteran of Battle of the Bulge and Remagen Bridge. Thanks dad and thanks to all the remaining valiant men who shined that day.

Recommended Reading: Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D DayCitizen Soldiers: The U S Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of GermanyD-Day June 6, 1944


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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (susannag) | 1011 comments Mod
Indeed, thanks to all the surviving veterans!

I shall be thinking of my "Uncle Paul" (actually my grandmother's first cousin), a D-Day veteran, who died a few years ago.


message 3: by Adam (last edited Jun 07, 2012 03:46PM) (new)

Adam (adam_yamey) | 1 comments If you are ever visiting the county of Devon in the UK, it is worth seeing Slapton Sands where the D Day landings were rehearsed. See: http://www.southhams24.co.uk/slapton-... & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exercise...


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