Tom and Jerry: Defenders of All Things Right and Good

Friday, June 06, 2008

Let us remember those....

June 6, 1944 - Omaha Beach, the coast of Normandy (France):

My Dad, John George Beckett of the United States 1st Infantry Division, landed on the Easy Red sector of Omaha Beach that morning.

I was pretty hard on my Dad from about age 16 to about age 23, a fact that I am somewhat embarrassed by now. I mean, all the folks of his generation did was save the world......

4 Comments:

  • It was also my Mom's birthday. Happy birthday Mom!

    By Blogger Tom, at Friday, June 06, 2008 9:23:00 PM  

  • Thanks for remembering D-Day Jerry. Your Dad must have been very young when he joined or had you late in life. Yes,.....they were The Greatest Generation! I was born in 1941 and am a WWII buff.
    AC

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Saturday, June 07, 2008 1:24:00 AM  

  • AC -

    The latter. My Dad was 46 and my Mom 42 when they adopted me at age 1 in March 1968.....

    My Dad joined the Army in summer of 1941, won a Silver Star at Kasserine Pass in Tunisia and a Bronze Star later in Europe. He also received two Purple Hearts.

    Jerry

    By Blogger Jerry, at Sunday, June 08, 2008 9:58:00 PM  

  • I would be very proud of him. How can any of us ever repay all those brave men? I saw the WWII series on PBS las Fall, (I believe) and it was gruesome for most of them. I admire them and all our Armed Forces....we live in a great country because of them.
    AC

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Monday, June 09, 2008 11:57:00 PM  

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