President Trump Honors Extraordinary D-Day Hero

U.S. 06/08/19, 04:22

The title of 98-year-old D-Day survivor Ray Lambert’s recently written memoir is "Every Man a Hero.” When President Donald Trump unexpectedly singled out the heroic Army medic from North Carolina in his speech at the 75th anniversary commemoration of D-Day, Lambert considered it to be a reference all of the ...

Trump embraces last known survivor of Company A

U.S. 06/06/19, 12:23

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday, June 6, paid tribute to the man he described as the last known survivor of Company A that stormed Omaha Beach on D-Day, calling him a "tough guy."  President Donald Trump said, "Private First Class Russell Pickett, of the 29th Division's famed 116th Infantry Regiment, had ...

Update: On Omaha Beach, a must-have souvenir is sand

Europe 06/06/19, 08:50

The Latest on the 75th anniversary of D-Day (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Andrew Parker, a 33-year-old sax player from Orange County, California, filled up a plastic bottle with Omaha Beach sand, just as his grandfather did when he landed as an army scout shortly after D-Day in June 1944. Britain's Prince Harry ...

US veteran parachutes in D-Day ceremony

U.S. 06/05/19, 17:25

Parachutists are jumping over Normandy again, just as soldiers did 75 years ago for D-Day—but this time without being shot at. C-47 transporters dropped stick after stick of parachutists, a couple of hundred in all—including a D-Day veteran, Tom Rice. The parachutists were honoring the airborne soldiers who jumped into gunfire ...

D-Day still takes an emotional toll on vets, 75 years on

Europe 05/30/19, 05:09

Leonard "Ted" Emmings has had a mission for 75 years.The night before the D-Day landings, Emmings and his shipmates on a Royal Navy landing craft learned their mission was to ferry 36 Canadian troops to Juno Beach, a stretch of Normandy coast fortified with artillery, mortars, mines and machine gun ...

Normandy tries to keep alive ‘infinite gratitude’ for D-Day

Europe 05/28/19, 02:46

At 10 years old, Henri-Jean Renaud watched U.S. paratroopers landing through the window of his Normandy home in the early hours of D-Day. Like other French who lived through the war, he's trying to pass on to younger generations the gratitude he feels. With fewer veterans and witnesses able to share ...

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