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Remembering Tom Rice, 11/17/2022

Remembering Tom Rice, 11/17/2022

We are saddened to share that Tom Rice passed away last Thursday, at age 101. Tom Rice was a WWII veteran of the Screaming Eagles, 101st Airborne Division, C Company, 501 Parachute Infantry Regiment. He jumped in Normandy on D-Day. Fearless to the end, at age 97 he...
The Man Behind the Mannequin

The Man Behind the Mannequin

Today if you were to make the journey to France and visit the small town of Sainte-Mère-Eglise you would notice the mannequin of a paratrooper hanging from a parachute caught on the church steeple. Sainte-Mère-Eglise was the first French town to be liberated by Allied...
The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion

The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion

In addition to our soldiers, we honor the veterans who left their country to serve and assist overseas forces. It’s hard to imagine today— pouring your heart out to a significant other and sending it knowing it will be received almost instantly, but that wasn’t...
Shores Collide Around Liberation Day

Shores Collide Around Liberation Day

This week we are pleased to share about a few of the Asian-American soldiers around D-Day.US Navy Seabees Amassed from the rich history of Asian-Americans are artifacts that depict their involvement in the liberation of France. Recollected here, spanning from before...
Seabees and the Baby

Seabees and the Baby

This week we are pleased to share the rest of William Manning’s story and his reconnection with baby Sea Bee.US Navy Seabees 50th Anniversary In 1994, Dad decided he wanted to go back to Normandy for the 50th anniversary of D-Day. By then I was married, with two...

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