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.
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
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.