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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

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

Band Of Brothers

‘Band Of Brothers’ Vets Work To Honor Their Commanding Officer

This might be hard to believe, but World War Two veterans Bill Guarnere and Edward “Babe” Heffron generally don’t like Veterans Day. You see for them, it can be a lot of work.

11/11/2010

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