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Old Jun 07, 2008, 10:06 AM
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Thanks to all of those who served, to all of those who fell and to all of those who lost loved ones on that June day 64 years ago.

My late father-in-law was one of the "D-Day Dodgers", so on 6/6/44 he was in Italy.

This is the page from his diary for that day- it simply says "2nd front started today" - it was partway through what was his fifth year at war overseas, from North Africa, to Burma, to Italy.

He once told me that he knew that the end was near when he saw the massed ranks of Flying Fortresses heading up the spine of Italy.

They were remarkeable men and women, for sure.
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