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June 6, Addendum

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Bob Maynard, Private, U.S. Army, 2nd Division. Landed at Normandy on D-day +3 (and on his 19th birthday). In a rare conversation about it, he mentioned landing there “was like being at Coney Island in the summer” except the bodies on the beaches weren’t sunning themselves. Was shot through the throat among the hedgerows of Normandy three days after landing. Later sent back to Pierrefond, France as an interpreter between the American forces and local French Government. Died in December 2008.


Written by PappyBro

June 6, 2010 at 11:41

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