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.
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.”
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.