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A Day In Normandy

Dick Avery

Published July 6th 2011
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In the pre-dawn darkness of June 6th, 1944, over 12,000 aircraft and 6,900 ships, ferrying over 13,000 vehicles and 150,000 men, converged on the Normandy coastline in northwest France. Objective: Establish a beachhead from which the Allies wouldMoreIn the pre-dawn darkness of June 6th, 1944, over 12,000 aircraft and 6,900 ships, ferrying over 13,000 vehicles and 150,000 men, converged on the Normandy coastline in northwest France. Objective: Establish a beachhead from which the Allies would mount the knock-out punch to put Hitler and the Nazis out of business! Facing the Allies was the most professional army of modern times, the Wehrmacht, commanded by The Desert Fox, Field Marshall Erwin Rommel, who fought back ferociously- casualties were high on both sides. These men gave new meaning to the words “bravery” and “valor”! Follow the journey of PFC Harry Calhoun, Company A, 116th Regimental Combat Team, 29th Infantry Division, a recent high school graduate who enlists to avoid the draft. You will follow him from Army induction through basic training, the trip to England and finally, early one morning in full combat gear, struggling ashore in the first wave at Omaha Beach. Find out why these guys were later referred to as the greatest generation”!