World War II Veterans lands on Omaha Beach

World War II Veterans lands on Omaha Beach and shares his story of what it was like fighting the Germans to gain a foothold on the beach.

Grandpa Van Allen fought and served in World War II. From the D Day invasion to the victory over the Nazis this short clip of diary entries, pictures, and photos shows you what it was like back then.

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The Things Our Father’s Saw is other first-hand accounts of the “war over there” and Rick Atkinson’s Pulitzer Prize books on WWII like the Guns Last Light (a three-part series) are simply amazing. All four books are definite must-reads in my opinion.


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