Lt. John Lincoln DeVillier's job on June 6, 1944, was as a liaison officer between the tanks of the 70th Tank Batallion and the soldiers of the 4th Infantry Division after they landed on the beaches of Normandy. This video, recorded in 2000, describes that day when only four of his unit's 32 amphibious tanks survived the landing. DeVillier, who was born in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, in 1916, was 95 when died in Carrollton, Georgia, in 2011.
Isidro Rivera, a U.S. Army paratrooper with the 82nd Aiborne Division, talked about the disappointment of his platoon being left behind in England on June 6, 1944. But his day came in September 1944 when he jumped into Holland for Operation Market Garden and in December when he fought the Battle of the Bulge. Rivera, born in Penuelas, Puerto Rico in 1919, was 95 when he died in Carrolton, Georgia, in 2014.
The invitation to Donald Trump for the D-Day commemorations is completely unacceptable. The D-Day commemorations are about the human sacrifice made in the struggle against fascism.
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With the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy just over the horizon, a group of U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers commemorated the valor of their uniformed predecessors with a uniquely picturesque parachute jump over France. -- https://taskandpurpose.com
The historic aircraft are part of the “D-Day Squadron” that left Sunday for a weeklong, trans-Atlantic flight in preparation for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. -- https://www.nytimes.com
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Vintage warplanes bearing the black and white stripes of Operation Overlord are set to take off from Connecticut on Sunday for a return trip to Europe, 75 years after dropping airborne troops into Nazi-occupied France. -- https://www.courant.com
Green Berets from the Army's 10th Special Force Group (Airborne) participated in a commemorative airdrop over France for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. A total of 135 paratroopers dropped over Mont Saint Michel via free fall and static-line parachute from ... -- https://americanmilitarynews.com
The Prime Minister must do more for our veterans in the lead up to D-Day 75 commemorations says Stephen Morgan MP. Today, during Prime Minister’s Questions, the Portsmouth South MP urged the Govern… -- https://stephenjmorgandotorg.wordpress.com
With the 75th anniversary of D-Day coming, dozens of C-47s -- the military version of the DC-3 -- are on their way to the coast of France. And this derelict is getting some well-deserved attention. -- https://blogs.mprnews.org
Filled with paratroopers, a U.S. warplane lumbered down an English runway in 1944 to spearhead the World War II D-Day invasion with a message for Adolf Hitler painted in bright yellow across its nose: “That’s All, Brother.” -- https://www.militarytimes.com
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