This Saturday, Heinz History Center will open an exhibit called “We can do it! Pittsburgh’s impact on World War II.”
June 6, 1944. Thousands of lives hung in the balance as young men stormed the beaches. Many would not come back. Of those who did, a precious few remain.
Friday June 6 marks the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, the day the Allies stormed the beaches of Normandy to eventually defeat Hitler and the Nazi’s. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower addressed the 160,000 troops that this operation is a crusade where “we will not accept anything less than a full victory.”
World War II Veteran talks about his experience with D-Day.
June 6, 1944 – thousands of allied soldiers crossed the English Channel to the shores of France.
He was a fine soldier regarding the circumstances, loss and his heroic service to his country.
Wednesday of this week was a meaningful and historic day for Americans, and President Barack Obama was too busy campaigning and raising reelection funds to properly commemorate the day. Beyond being wrong, it is inexcusable. […]
Sixty-eight years ago today, Warren Goss was thinking one thing. “‘Lord get me out of this mess,’” he said. From the moment the gate on his Higgins boat went down, it was all about survival.
Sixty-seven years after the allied invasion at Normandy, Michael Vernillo remembers it clearly.