Tuesday, June 7, 2016

How Many American D-Day Survivors Are There?

From the June 6, 2014, Desert Sun.

On the 70th anniversary of F-Day, the newspaper reported that no one knows for sure.

Estimates range from 5,000 to 10,000.

A total of 156,000 Allied soldiers: American, British and Canadian, hit the beaches of Normandy that day.  Of that number, 73,000 were Americans.  Many died that day and in the days of hard fighting afterward.

And, then, there are the passing years taking large numbers from old age and disease.

Whatever the Number, We Owe Them a Huge Debt of Gratitude.  --GreGen

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