Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Friday, June 6, 2014

A Major World War II Turning Point, D-Day 70 Years Ago

I am writing about D-Day in all my blogs today and this is an article I wrote about in all of them.

D-Day was a surprise attack designed to push Hitler's forces out of France and give the Allies a foothold on the continent.  It cost more than 1400 American lives that day and thousands more would die during the push to Berlin.

In recent years, perhaps because of the dwindling numbers, people have approached these World War II veterans and thanked them.  On last year's D-Day anniversary, the White Sox honored Hank Rossetti, a lifelong Sox fan, as their "hero of the day."

--Old B-Runner

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