d-day plus 63 years


Leonard H. Resch
U.S. Army
Third Assault Wave, Omaha Beach, Normandy, France
June 6, 1944

“They may be older now, and grayer now, and their ranks are growing thin, but when these men were young, these men saved the world”
–President Bill Clinton
June 6, 1994
Omaha Beach

Note: My dad served with an artillery unit rather than the infantry, which is why he lucked out and was in the third wave rather than, say, the first. The third wave took only around 50% casualties whereas the first wave sustained about 90% casualties.

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