In Honor of My Dad on the Anniversary of D-Day

On this day, 68 years ago, my dad literally stormed the beach at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France.
Dad has freely shared his story with us, his family. There were many years where he did not share his story with others because of certain comments he'd heard shortly after the war that what he'd expressed, "was not true." Another words these people had told my dad he was a liar. In later years dad agreed to be interviewed for our local newspaper. I was and am still so proud of my dad and his service to our country. I'm so thankful that dad is still living and that for almost a decade we've lived together so that my husband and I could care for him. It has been an honor to care for him.  

This is a historical recreation of the invasion, a video from the Military channel:
http://military.discovery.com/videos/surviving-d-day-d-day-commences.html#mkcpgn=fbmil1
More links on D-Day:
http://www.worldwar2history.info/D-Day/
http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1749.html
http://www.army.mil/d-day/

Photograph from Life Magazine August 1944, my dad is looking at camera. 
Dad with his bronze stars, and the photograph beside him when he received his first from General Robertson.
Omaha Beach 1999.
My dad Omaha Beach 1999. This was the first time for him to return to this beach, it was an emotional visit.

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  1. What a wonderful post! And a big thank you to your father.

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