Tuesday, June 06, 2006

June 6th Still Means D-DAY

I've noticed D-day passing this year with only a bit of a mention on the evening news. More likely you'd hear that rubbish about "devil's day" of 6-6-06. My dad landed on Utah beach on D plus 9, as they said back then. He was a Master Sarg. in a medical evac hospital. He went through Ste. Mere Eglise and Carentan and all those other places WW II buffs know about.

And oh how he loved the English people! He lived with a family on Albert Lane in Henley on Thames before the invasion. Every year until he died in 1986, we always received a Christmas Card from Betty. The imagination could really go wild with that one, but I was impressed as a child getting a card from England.

So to Betty on Albert Lane in Henley-on-Thames, England, here's to old comrades 62 years later. For when you were in the spring of life, you and Dad helped free the world!

2 Comments:

At 5:29 PM, Blogger DV said...

A touching post Chas.

 
At 8:46 PM, Blogger Chas said...

Thanks David.

 

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