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Veteran Tells His Story Of Courage And Bloodshed On The 70th Anniversary Of D-Day

Like so many of the “Greatest Generation” Abe was young, barely 21, jumping from his landing craft, struggling through the waves.

06/06/2014

(Harry Snyder, second from right, says he was "twenty-two, terrified, and determined" when he landed on Normandy beach 70 years ago.   Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Philadelphia Honors World War II Vets At Independence Seaport Ceremony

“War is hell. No doubt about it,” said Harry Snyder (second from right in photo), now 92 years old.

06/06/2014

Al Giandomenico holding a model of the landing craft that dropped him on Utah Beach. (Credit: Paul Kurtz)

World War II Veteran Describes Role In Liberation Of France

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.

06/06/2014

American troops landed on Normandy beaches (north-west of France), to come as reinforcements during the historic D-Day, 06 June 1944, during WW2. American troops supporting those already on the coast of Northern France, plunge into the surf and wade shoreward carrying equipment, on Utah Beach, Les Dunes de Madeleine, France. Bulldozers and other engineer equipment prepare the beach for the landing parties. (Credit: STF/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Veterans Recall Memories Of D-Day

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.

06/06/2014

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Guide To Summer Reading: D-Day Plus 70

Books beyond count have been written about World War II – it’s cause, execution and effect.

06/05/2014

(The Omaha Beach cemetery.  Photo by Frank Custer)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: D-Day, Seventy Years Later

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.

06/05/2014

American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, western France. (Photo credit: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Non-Commemoration Of D-Day Is Inexcusable

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. […]

06/07/2012

Dick Winters

Local WWII Vet Honored In France On D-Day Anniversary

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.”

06/06/2012

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