Monday, June 6, 2011

Jon-David Wells sits down with D-Day Vets today to mark the 64th Anniversary

WWII vets mark D-Day anniversary in Normandy

More than 40 World War II veterans are to gather Monday on the French coast with American and French officials to rededicate a reopened monument to the D-Day invasion.

It was 67 years ago — on June 6, 1944 — that U.S. Army Rangers climbed the cliffs on a mission that Gen. Omar Bradley called the most dangerous assignment of the invasion.

The monument to the Rangers and German observation bunker it sits upon had been closed to the public for a decade because of safety concerns from decades of cliff erosion. A nearly $5 million project of the American Battle Monuments Commission stabilized the cliff and the bunker.

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Jon-David hosts Leland Burns author of Jump Into The Valley of the Shadows along with Vergil Anderson, a PFC when he entered Normandy via parachute.  Commanding Officer of the 508th 2nd Battalion Headquarters Company during the Normandy fighting.  Also, Rock Merritt who jumped with the 508th PIR on D-Day as a corporal in the 1st Battalion.  We celebrate and remember those who served and still serve to keep this nation free.

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