Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Longest Day

Walter Roscoe a.k.a. "Boscoe" Eddy (my Dad) in his Army uniform. This pic was taken when he was home on leave, before going overseas ~ he was 20 years old when this pic was taken. Dad was in the 1st Infantry that landed on Omaha beach 65 years ago today.

"You will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world. Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped, and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely. The free men of the world are marching together to victory. I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full victory. Good luck, and let us all beseech the blessings of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking."

General Dwight D. Eisenhower
(giving the D-Day order on June 6, 1944)

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