Remember those who died in D-Day Invasion

June 3, 2013 at 1:03 a.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

As I look back on my days in the U.S. Army, the invasion of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, was the "game changer" for the Allies.

I was only 18, and, like thousands of other soldiers, had been training for this mission for months. We were loaded on crafts from the shores of England and headed across the English Channel for the invasion of the Normandy beaches. The sky was full of Allies and German planes. Once we secured the beaches, we went on to liberate France and eventually Germany.

I participated in five major European battles and earned a Silver Star. I went through 11 months of combat without being wounded. God must have been looking out for me.

Please remember our brave soldiers who fought and the thousands who died for our freedom 69 years ago on the beaches of Normandy.

Donald Easley, WWII Normandy, Victoria



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