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Yesterday as I listened to excerpts from President Trump’s speech, when he addressed the World War II veterans who had stormed the beaches of Normandy in the face of incessant machine gun fire and artillery barrages that colored miles of surf with their blood, as he singled out individuals, who – now in their nineties – had returned to the scene of the bloodiest day of WWII to pay respect to their fallen brothers and renew acquaintances with the few who had survived the seven decades since “The Longest Day," I found my eyes becoming misty and my thoughts returning to that day, June 6, 1944, when the Methodist Church in Valdosta, Georgia was packed to the rafters with Americans of every stripe, who had come to beseech Almighty God on behalf of the brave men fighting and dying on a beachhead thousands of miles away.
They were called the Greatest Generation, and I truly believe that a greater generation of Americans never lived.
Ones - Landing - Craft - Comrades - Shoulder
These brave ones knew what they were going into. They knew as they boarded the landing craft that many of their comrades who rode shoulder to shoulder would not live through the day, and the chances were that they would not live through the day either.
Yet, on they came, wave after wave, wading ashore into an unceasing hail of bullets, fighting their way inland, inch by murderous inch, facing sudden death every step of the way.
D-Day - Battle - Campaign - WWII - Allied
D-Day and the preceding battle would be the costliest campaign in WWII. Over 425,000 Allied and German troops were killed, wounded or went missing during the Battle of Normandy. This included over 209,000 Allied casualties, with nearly 37,000 dead amongst the ground forces and a further 16,714 deaths amongst the Allied air forces.
There were over 10,000 allied casualties on D-Day alone, making it...
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