Skip to comments.Heirs keeping the D-Day stories alive
Posted on 06/06/2013 1:39:15 AM PDT by Olog-hai
At the Vineland (N.J.) Veterans Memorial Home, assistant business manager William H. Palmer Jr. has a special bond with the 175 or so World War II veterans who live there. His father, Ensign William H. Palmer, was part of a secret mission during the D-Day invasion that delivered messages from the command ship Ancon to the shore during days of radio silence.
Just like Butch Maisel, a Baltimore history teacher whose father landed on D-Day, Palmer is determined to carry forth the legacy. I went to find out what my father did on D-Day, he said, and the research led him to write two books, one about the Rocket Men and the other about his fathers secret duty. I was always interested because my father told me he had almost drowned at Utah Beach.
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I think D-Day is one of the five most defining moments of American history. In the weeks after Normandy....as they advanced across France...French women wept, French men offered wine, and French kids were stood there in awe of a bunch of unshaven tough American guys with determination written all over their faces. History shifted, because of D-Day.
It was totally in GODS hands and it worked. It gives me hope for our country today. We need GODS perfect hands again. . .
Sad that after giving so much to fight tyranny abroad, we’re all but welcoming it here at home.
Of course, not all of us, but just enough.
Nothing I love more than WW2 history. I love to hear stories from the folks who were there...how honorable and distinguished these men and women were! The greatest generation.
Seven brothers were in the service at the seven time and also my mom's two brothers.
My father's parents had watched all their sons go to war...and by God's will, they all came home.