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To: Bobalu

My dad commanded an LCT on Utah Beach. He had an Army Engineer company, with bulldozers and TNT. Didn’t talk about it much, unfortunately. I will now go watch the film.


5 posted on 12/05/2012 1:57:47 PM PST by real saxophonist (Stay In The Fight)
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To: real saxophonist
My great uncle landed at Utah at H+75 minutes with the 22nd Infantry Regiment as was killed a week later near Quineville. A cousin has gone through the company reports for that day, walked the battlefield and, amazingly, talked to a local who was there that day and has more or less pinpointed where it happened, including the German pillbox he was shot from, which is still there.


7 posted on 12/05/2012 2:22:07 PM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: real saxophonist

My dad also landed on Utah Beach,possible he rode

your dads lct.Dad also didn`t talk much about his

time before getting terribly wounded

He did used to say those Kraut paratroopers never

liked to retreat

Also he never cared for the Brit soldiers


9 posted on 12/05/2012 2:47:25 PM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: real saxophonist
Didn’t talk about it much, unfortunately.

My Dad was with the 199th Engineers at Omaha Beach. I was a boomer kid enthralled with World War II history, but it was like pulling teeth to get Dad to talk about it.

He was very proud of his service and devoted much of his life to veterans through the American Legion. But, dang, he would not talk about it. The most I could get out of him was his handing me a paperback copy of "The Bridge at Remagen". He was there, too.

Feelings were thought best kept to oneself in those days. Boy, I wish he were still here.

13 posted on 12/05/2012 4:43:07 PM PST by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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