View Full Version : OT: June 6th 1944 D-Day

06-06-2007, 06:14 PM
today 63 years ago on June 6th 1944 British, American and Cadnadian troops landed on beaches in Normandy France. Shall we remember the living and the dead who faught on thoes beaches and the Axis pawers all over the world. And to all thoes who still serve today.

06-06-2007, 06:34 PM
I second that!

Honor those brave men!

06-07-2007, 04:11 AM
same here http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

06-07-2007, 05:30 AM

06-07-2007, 04:23 PM
We shall never forget.

06-12-2007, 07:48 PM
I realize this is a little late but here a personal memoir, shortened, of my experience at the 50th anniversery of D-Day, in 1994.

Nothing was going to stop my Airborne buddy and I from attending this event from where we were stationed in Germany. We had both also been assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division together just before and had participated in OPERATIONs JUST CAUSE and DESERT SHIELD/STORM. We got leave from our Battalion Commander.

We packed my little car with our bikes and camping gear and found a little campsite outside of Carentan. Here's just some snippets:

-- Drinking beer with generations of 82nd veterans at Ste Mere Eglise on the evening of 5 June in the town square. Sleeping on the floor of a french schoolhouse that night.

-- The media actually had to stop an interview since one veteran wanted to talk to us more instead of the reporter. We ruined his interview but we all had a blast

-- On June 6th, riding our bikes to Pointe du Hoc and then onto the American Cemetery at Coleville sur Mer.

-- Hearing a WWII Thunderbolt pilot say (paraphrased): "I wish this damn ***hole would finish his speech" when Clinton was giving his speech.

-- Just walking through that cemetery after all the events were over, by ourselves, as the sun was setting off to the west.

-- The generosity off a French Restaurant owner who opened his establishment after hours and served us a steak and frittes dinner, free of charge and gave us wine and cheese late into the night (back at Carentan).

We must have ridden our bikes about 100 miles that day; it was no pain or sacrifice I could not bear on that day and with that company. Most of whom are now departed and with their brothers, again.

06-13-2007, 02:53 AM

Sounds like you could write a book about that day!
Got any photos?