Remembering D-Day: June 6, 1944 (VIDEO)

D-Day

June 6, 1944, the allied armies launched the greatest amphibious assault in the history of mankind. Their bravery can’t be overstated, and must never be forgotten:

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2 responses to “Remembering D-Day: June 6, 1944 (VIDEO)

  1. livinrightinpgh

    Amazing. Inspiring. Humbling. That a group of young American men with the average of an 8th grade education, could so profoundly set back the forces of evil, should NEVER be forgotten. Later today, the father of one of my coworkers, Mr. Anthony Cercel, will be honored at a ceremony hosted by Congressman Keith Rothfus. Earlier this year, Rothfus’ staff found the application for a Bronze Star for Mr. Cercel that had never been acted up. Almost 70 years after the fact, Mr. Cercel received his Bronze Star. Anthony Sercel served with the US Army’s 82 Airborne Division (504th Regiment, 3rd Battalion, I Company) in Europe during World War II.

    The 504th took their nickname from the diary of a dead German Officer at Anzio: “American parachutists… Devils in Baggy Pants… are less than 100 meters from my outpost line. I can’t sleep at night; they pop up from nowhere and we never know when or how they will strike next. Seems like the black-hearted devils are everywhere…”

    “Devils in Baggy Pants”, a name proudly carried by the 504th to this day.

    May we be ever-grateful…and never forget.

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