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Glider Infantry on D-Day: 2Lt. Daniel Clark Part I

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In honor of the 80th anniversary of D-Day, 2Lt. Daniel Clark gives his recollection of that day from the perspective of a Glider Infantryman....
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5th Ranger Battalion on D-Day: S/Sgt.Charles Klein

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S/Sgt. Klein commanded a section of riflemen in the 5th Ranger Battalion, and was a part of one of the first units to land on D-Day....
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The Battle of Merville Gun Battery: Lieutenant-Colonel Terence Otway DSO

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Otway describes successfully neutralizing a crucial German battery in the hours before the Normandy Invasion, despite having a fraction of the me...
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PREVIEW: The Battle of Merville Gun Battery

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Otway describes successfully neutralizing a crucial German battery in the hours before the Normandy Invasion, despite having a fraction of the me...
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Demolition Unit on D-Day: ENS Nathan Irwin

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ENS Irwin was tasked with destroying obstacles during the Invasion of Normandy....
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Blowing a Path Through Omaha Beach: BM1 Nelson Dubroc

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BM1 Dubroc served in the Normandy Invasion with a Naval Combat Demolition Unit....
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Capt. Harold Sperber: In the Hours Before D-Day

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Capt. Sperber served in WWII as Pathfinder co-pilot, and was hit over Normandy during a mission right before the D-Day invasion....
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Maj. Richard Jacobson: Pathfinder Pilot in Normandy

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Maj. Jacobson served as a pathfinder pilot during WWII, and fought in the Invasion of Normandy....
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S1c Richard Coombs: Crawling Through the Sands of Omaha

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S1c Coombs describes crawling up the beach past hundreds of dead and wounded soldiers in the first wave of the Normandy Invasion....
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T/Sgt Donald Malarkey: Band of Brothers

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T/Sgt Malarkey served as a Paratrooper in WWII, and fought in the Invasion of Normandy. The HBO show Band of Brothers tells the story of Malarkey ...
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SSG Leonard Goff: The Life of a Tank Commander

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SSG Goff served as a Tank Commander in World War II, fighting in both the Invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge....
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Sgt. Aurio Pierro: Under Attack From All Sides

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Sgt. Pierro served as a Tank Commander in WWII and fought in the Battle of the Bulge and the Invasion of Normandy....
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CCM Jerry Markham: D-Day from a Seabee’s Perspective

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CCM Markham served as a Navy Seabee during World War II and was tasked with destroying German obstacles that could have prevented a successful bea...
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Capt. James Peninger: Glider Pilot on D-Day

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Capt. Peninger served in WWII as a glider pilot, and fought in the Invasion of Normandy....
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2nd LT Harry Loftis: Gliding Over the Beaches of Normandy

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2nd LT Loftis was a glider pilot during WW2, and participated in the D-Day invasion....
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MGen Roger Rowley: Missing D-Day

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MGen Roger Rowley describes his experiences fighting as a ground forces officer in the days following the invasion of Normandy....
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BGen Sydney Radley-Walters (Part II): A Tank Ace on D-Day

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BGen Radley-Walters was a tank commander in the Canadian Army and was the Western Allies leading tank killer during WWII...
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BGen Sydney Radley-Walters (Part I): A Tank Ace on D-Day

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BGen Radley-Walters was a tank commander in the Canadian Army and was the Western Allies leading tank killer during WWII....
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Sgt. Bill True: The Mark of a True Leader

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WWII Veteran Bill True describes the role of Sergeants in the success of a unit....
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Col. Bill Gara: Leading the First Engineer Battalion in World War II, Part II

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In the second of a two-part episode, Col. Bill Gara tells stories of the 1st Engineer Combat Battalion of the 1st Infantry....
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