As the 60th anniversary of the D-Day invasion on the beaches of Normandy approaches, a veteran from Eastern Missouri remembers his role in the liberation of Europe from Nazi tyranny. Bob Silvey from Farmington flew from American bases in Italy and parachuted into German-held France a couple of days before the invasion to perform reconnaissance. Silvey is not sure how much good the information he radioed out did because he saw an awful slaughter of men as they hit the beach. A wound five days after the Normandy invasion would sideline Silvey for the rest of the war. Now, 60 years later, Silvey tries to remember the men who served with him and died during World War II and admits there are some things he’d rather forget.
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