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75th Anniversary of D-Day

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Posted by Nate Goldman on Friday, May 31st 2019:

There were quite a few soldiers and sailors from Brooklyn, NY, who participated in the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. Some twenty five years ago, on June 6, 1994, there were a number of television specials, marking the 50th anniversary of D-Day. I remember recording one segment which showed two soldiers (one was from Brooklyn, NY), who together were in the invasion. Somehow, they lost track of each other over the years, and did not know if the other survived the war, and was even alive 50 years later. As fate would have it, they actually met at Normandy, in 1994, for the first time in 50 years. At that time, there were hundreds of ex-GI's, who met at Normandy, to observe that special anniversary. I'll never forget how they hugged each other. Each complimented the other, stating how good, they each looked. There was another GI from Brooklyn, who was wounded several times on D-Day. He survived the war, and went on to become a Doctor, in Florida. I saw him being interviewed, not that long ago.

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