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D-Day, Normandy landings 80th anniversary

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D-Day, Normandy landings 80th anniversary
Posted by Trabi on Sunday, May 12, 2024 4:20 PM

Any others heading to Normandy begin of next month? Me and my son we have planned this ten years. And now me, my son and my wife we are going to visit the sites. Lots of events there and even more arsenal there. I hope the weather is ok then, because I want to see that para jump in period costumes from 13 Dakotas!

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, May 12, 2024 6:26 PM

Something I would love to do if I ever make it to Europe,enjoy and post some pics

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, May 12, 2024 7:57 PM

Normandy is definately on my bucket list, but not possible this year. As things stand now, the wife and I are planning on a cruise that will take us there next year. 

 

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, May 12, 2024 9:07 PM

I was there in 1989 for he 45th anniversary. Wow, hard to believe it's been 35 years since then.

I remember an American gentleman who worked at the museum that had a glider. He had participated in the D-Day (or shortly afterwards) landings. Of course, I don't know if he really did or not, but I choose to believe that he did.

It was probably the most accepting time of my service in USAREUR at the time (remember the Wall was still up). We were not well liked by Europeans in the late 80s.

That changed later in the fall when the Wall fell.

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Monday, May 13, 2024 1:34 PM

I would like to go, but it's just not possible.

I'd also like to see the part of Germany my Mother's side of the family came from as well as the part of what used to be Austria where my Father's side came from.  It's now part of Italy, but the area bears has our family name.  

 

 

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 1:03 AM

ikar01

I would like to go, but it's just not possible.

I'd also like to see the part of Germany my Mother's side of the family came from as well as the part of what used to be Austria where my Father's side came from.  It's now part of Italy, but the area bears has our family name.  

That's why I accepted an assignment to Germany as a 22 year old new lieutenant. I was not planning on making the Army a career. I joined the National Guard while in college and expected to continue in the Guard after commissioning.

So, I jumped at the opportunity to tour Germany and Europe at the Army's expense.

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