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D-Day Stories to Keep Alive our Memories and Respect

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from chatbox tankmaster58 =VG=[05 Jun : 17:53]
those that fought all over the world we thank you
Lest We Forget !medal

from chatbox SemlerPDX =VG=[05 Jun : 17:53]
Well said. I met one person that was present at the Normandy Invasion on D-Day. Robert Behee - he was at Omaha. He stepped on a land mine. It fizzled. A dud. He was the father to one of the best humans I have ever known, my step-mother Bonnie Behee-Semler.
I was young, but I remember Robert - he was very nice, and along with his wife, Mickey, he was a Trapeze Artist for the Greatest Show on Earth, Barnum and Bailey's Circus.

Thank you to all those from all nations who fought for freedom!

So I thought maybe we could make this into a thread. If anyone has any stories to share or interesting things they can share about D-Day to keep it going, that would be great.

The storming of Normandy is so iconic in the minds of us gamers even moreso than the general public as it's been duplicated in our games so many times. Although nothing could ever compare to the real life horror of that heroic push, it can be said that it helps one to appreciate how absolutely terrifying yet absolutely neccessary that historic amphibious assault was.

Thank you, Marines!
Semper Fi

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Although I dont have a story to share, I'd happily like to comment a simple thanks for the record. All words fail in comparison to what they did and gave. Rather not see this thread sink and would like to state like many others.

"We will not forget."
"They met as strangers but soon became brothers to the end"

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Not sure if anyone here heard. "British D-Day veteran 89 years of age was stopped from attending the D-Day memorial service by the people running the home he was in. He was then reported missing and later phoned the home reporting, he was in france at the service and that his friends would make sure he returned home safely in the next few days after the celebrations had finished. He decided to just walk out and go anyway."
The Chief Superintendent is reported to have said "Love this 89year old veteran reported missing by care home who said he can't go to Normandy for D-Day remembrance. We've found him there!"

True grit and loyalty.
Semper fi seems the only thing fitting for this soldier.

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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

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