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  1. I actually have met two men who took part in the D Day landings

    The first was an executive at my first employer. Soft spoken, old school, always with a crew cut and military demeanor, would never talk about any of the events of those days

    The second was Maurice ( Hank ) Greenberg, the former leader of AIG, who took part in the Normandy Landings and in the liberation of Dachau.

    Also met the great Yogi Berra, who served on one of the ships off Normandy.

  2. It’s still a breathtaking thing, just to attempt it let alone pull it off.

  3. My Wife and I discussed visiting the new memorial unveiled today, it will be the first thing we do, when we have been released from captivity.

    We have in the past visited the beaches, war graves, and battlefields on our way to Slovakia and the Czech, very much looking forward to spending some time at the new monument.

    “The British Normandy Memorial, inscribed with the names of 22,442 men and women who lost their lives during the invasion of Nazi-occupied France in the summer of 1944, will open on a hillside in the Normandy village of Ver-sur-Mer on the 77th anniversary of the landings.”

    https://www.france24.com/en/france/20210606-british-memorial-opens-in-normandy-to-commemorate-d-day-fallen

  4. //“The British Normandy Memorial, inscribed with the names of 22,442 men and women who lost their lives during the invasion of Nazi-occupied France in the summer of 1944, //

    Imagine, the Allies killed almost three times more French civilians in the invasion than the number of British soldiers killed.

    I hope you and your wife remember them too, Harri; the English-speaking world seems to have forgotten them.

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