How quickly the years roll back to a single day that turned the tide of World War II. “I’ve never been here since 70 years ago,” Minnetonka resident Rollie Daniel said. In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944 Daniel was in the massive wave of Army paratroopers dropping from the skies over Normandy, France.
“Sixteen years later, I never knew Jerry was on that plane,” said 93-year-old Bob Gross, a former navigator aboard a B-24 Liberator.
Gross and his wife, Cynthia, arrived on a flight from Connecticut to fulfill a promise Bob made years ago. He wanted to pay tribute to his crew members by meeting their relatives and answering questions.
Wednesday of this week was a meaningful and historic day for Americans, and President Barack Obama was too busy campaigning and raising reelection funds to properly commemorate the day. Beyond being wrong, it is inexcusable. […]
Wednesday means it has been 68 years since 92-year-old Bill Harper and his American and allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy. Artillery Capt. Harper was 24 years old when he survived one of the most brutal days of World War II.