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It's great for us to hear from World War II veterans, but even more impressive is listening their experiences of the D-Day. This happened at Cantigny Park, during 70th anniversary of D-Day and honor surviving World War II veterans.

On 7 June 2014 our friends of GreatestGenerationWWII and people that were visiting the First Division Museum at Cantigny, had the opportunity to talk and listen to John E. Bistrica, a U.S. Veteran of D-Day.     

John E. Bistrica served with Company C, 16th Infantry Regiment of the 1st Infantry Division during World War II. He landed on Omaha Beach, Easy Red on the first assault wave.

The 1st Infantry Division led the landing on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944. Omaha was one of five beaches the Allied forces assaulted that day and where they faced the strongest resistance from Hitler's "Fortress Europe." The German troops were defeated but thousands of American soldiers died in the battle.

There are many points of interest in video. Listen and keep the story alive!


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