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May we never forget the 10,000 American men who died that day and those that fought.

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My wife's grandfather was L company 501st 82nd airborne and was asked to jump at one of the anniversary jumps a few years ago. He told them no thanks he did want to be there the first time.


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Mine was to, he was an amphibian tank commander of some sort. He never talked about what he saw and went through there. I cannot imagine it myself.

My wife's grandfather was L company 501st 82nd airborne and was asked to jump at one of the anniversary jumps a few years ago. He told them no thanks he did want to be there the first time.


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My wife's late uncle's casket (burial) flag, Omaha Beach/Normandy June 5th 2014...
He was reported missing in action on June 19th 1944 Omaha Beach/Normandy.

The people in the picture are friends of my wife's brother.


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My wife's late uncle's casket (burial) flag, Omaha Beach/Normandy June 5th 2014...
He was reported missing in action on June 19th 1944 Omaha Beach/Normandy.

The people in the picture are friends of my wife's brother.


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D day, & the greatest generation

Saw a bit on TV the other night about D day. IIRC it was 8000 ships, 11,000 aircraft, and 200,000 troops. A battle of epic proportions. I cant imagine folks pulling together today as they did then. My grandfather brought his 45 home from WW I and gave it to his brother to use in WW II. Thank you to them all.
 

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Invasion of Normandy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The total troops, vehicles and supplies landed over the period of the invasion were:


  • By the end of 11 June (D + 5), 326,547 troops, 54,186 vehicles and 104,428 tons of supplies.[SUP][24][/SUP]
  • By 30 June (D+24) over 850,000 men, 148,000 vehicles, and 570,000 tons of supplies.[SUP][23][/SUP]
  • By 4 July one million men had been landed
 

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Great Uncle, one of whom I am named after, went ashore mid-afternoon on Omaha Beach. Uncle Jay was a 38 year old Private in the 29th Division. Why didn't I sit down with him, my Dad, who was a B 17 Radio Operator/Genner and my other uncle who was in the Navy escorting convoys across the Atlantic and record their exploits?

If you have veterans in your family, get their story. You won't be sorry.:usa
 
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