Letters, Jun. 29, 1959

Day to Remember


Congratulations on your article, "DDay in Europe" [June 8]. It brought back many memories for me. I was a member of the 502nd Parachute Regiment of the loist Airborne Division, which dropped in the area of St. Martin-de-Varreville on Dday.

I was surprised and quite thrilled when I looked at the picture of General Eisenhower visiting my old regiment prior to our jump into Normandy. I was standing just behind the naval officer when the picture was taken, and I had not yet blackened my face for the jump [see cut]....

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