Tag Archives: Oral History

D-Day Tribute

Omaha Beach, Normandy, France Today’s post is in tribute to the June 6, 1944, D-Day invasion by the Allies during World War II that began the liberation of Europe. This represented the single largest amphibious invasion in the history of warfare. The task was daunting not only in terms of the operational coordination required but also in the fact that …

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Happy Birthday Rock Merritt!

August 10, 2018, is the 95th birthday for Kenneth “Rock” Merritt. Rock Merritt is a true hero having jumped into Normandy, France on D-Day as a member of the 82nd Airborne. One of my first oral history interviews was with Rock at a picnic table in La Fiere during the 70th Anniversary for the D-Day landings. To this day, Rock …

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