Like so many of the “Greatest Generation” Abe was young, barely 21, jumping from his landing craft, struggling through the waves.
“War is hell. No doubt about it,” said Harry Snyder (second from right in photo), now 92 years old.
The memories of D-Day are still fresh for Al Giandomenico, a 90-year-old Southampton, Bucks County veteran who took part in the liberation of France.
Local soldiers, sailors and airmen joined one of the largest invasion forces in history. It was 70 years ago today. Many of them are no longer with us. But 30 years ago, KYW’s Jay Lloyd gathered their vivid memories of D-Day and the beaches of Normandy.
Books beyond count have been written about World War II – it’s cause, execution and effect.
The Omaha Beach cemetery will host a memorial service for the men who died on the Normandy coast while launching the invasion that would lead to Berlin.
Wednesday of this week was a meaningful and historic day for Americans, and President Barack Obama was too busy campaigning and raising reelection funds to properly commemorate the day. Beyond being wrong, it is inexcusable. […]
With World War II-era military planes darting overhead and Normandy’s Utah Beach visible in the distance, a bronze statue emerged from beneath a camouflage parachute, in tribute to a man whose quiet leadership was chronicled in the book and television series “Band of Brothers.”