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.
She’s a French baroness. He was an American coal miner. Bill Winowich, of Shaler Township, was an Army medic stationed in France in World War II when he met the translator who would become his wife.
Sixty-seven years after the allied invasion at Normandy, Michael Vernillo remembers it clearly.