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#Veterans, contemporary #warriors salute #DDay landings via @AFPS_Articles #WWII #military

#Veterans, contemporary #warriors salute #DDay landings via @AFPS_Articles #WWII #military

Veterans, Contemporary Warriors Salute D-Day Landings By Army Staff Sgt. Rick Scavetta U.S. European Command SAINTE-MÈRE-EGLISE, France, June 6, 2012 – When Eugene Cook jumped into Normandy during the predawn hours of June 6, 1944, he landed several miles from his intended drop zone. Task Force 68, which is made up of paratroopers from U.S., Germany, France, Holland, and the United Kingdom, re-enacted the D-Day airborne operation on the La Fiere fields near Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, June 3, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Sharilyn Wells (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Alone in the dark French countryside, the young 101st Airborne Division paratrooper from Georgia assembled his rifle, got his bearings and began looking for other Americans among Normandy’s hedgerows. In the days and weeks that followed, Cook took part in the n...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=116640

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