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HIROSHIMA by John Hersey

On August 6, 1945 , Hiroshima, Japan was destroyed by the first direct hit of an atomic bomb on a city.  Hersey tells what happened that day. “Told through the memories of survivors, this timeless, powerful and compassionate document, has … Continue reading

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Seasonal Greetings from Cambridge American Cemetery

This is the lovely Christmas spray created by the designers at the Manor Florist in Cambridge, UK to celebrate my brother. Mos of the brave heroes buried in Cambridge have little  or no  family who remember them personally. I am … Continue reading

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French Legion of Honor Medal

The French government awards this highest French order of merit to living  Americans who fought in Normandy or the Rhineland.  Napoleon Bonaparte created the medal and award.   Two French officials flew from Paris  flew to be  in  Conneaut to … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Day in the Life of An Old Paratrooper

Here are Eric Labourdette’s  own words about his jump into La Friere Bridge zone in June 2017.   https://talesalongtheway.com/2017/08/11/eric-labourette-guide-extraordinaire/ ” I wanted to jump to honor and remember the sacrifice of all those paratroopers who gave their lives  for our freedom. … Continue reading

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Travel Logistics to Normandy

Today I will share with you our travels to Normandy. This is going to the heart of the  trip for my family. . . . 11 of us. We were on the way to trace the steps of my brother’s … Continue reading

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Dunkirk. . . . . A Film

The German troops cut off the British and the French forces forcing them to the coast with their backs to the sea.  Four hundred thousand  men were trapped to either die on the beach or drown in the sea. The … Continue reading

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Deadly Mistake the Morning of December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor

Kermit A. Tyler was on duty at Fort Shafter’s radar information center on Dec. 7, 1941.(Earnie Grafton/associated Press) Kermit A. Tyler, 96 Pearl Harbor figure Kermit A. Tyler, 96 By Dennis McLellan Sunday, February 28, 2010 “Don’t worry about it.” … Continue reading

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