Thursday, June 6, 2019

Three on Thursday - D-Day

I've mentioned before that D-Day has always been a solemn day of remembrance for our family.  My dad landed on Normandy's Omaha Beach on June 7, 1944.  While he was a day late for making history, he still saw his share of action and carried a bit of German shrapnel in his leg to prove it.  So, for today's Three on Thursday, I thought I'd share a few links that you might find interesting.

Somewhere in Europe, WWII
SecB 1012th Sig Co WWII  (Dad is top row, left)

1.  Ten things you might not know about the Normandy invasion

Omaha Beach, Normandy, June 6, 1944

2.  D-Day in numbers, the remarkable statistics

Randolph Maynard Owen Jr. WWII uniform
R. M. Owen, Jr.

3.  What does the D stand for in D-Day


  1. Very interesting links! Thank you. And thanks to your dad (and all other soldiers) for freeing Europe (though our country had to wait almost a full year until the Nazis finally left).

  2. How proud you most be!!!! They truly were the Greatest Generation.

  3. Great post! Thanks for all the links.

  4. Thank you for this post - love the photos and the links!

  5. What a wonderful post. Thank you to your Dad for being willing to serve.

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