Jump to content
  • Welcome to AngelsWin.com

    AngelsWin.com - THE Internet Home for Angels fans! Unraveling Angels Baseball ... One Thread at a Time.

    Register today to join the most interactive online Angels community on the net!

    Once you're a member you'll see less advertisements. Become a Premium member and you won't see any ads! 




Recommended Posts

My father was career military. Fortunately he was not in the D-Day invasion. A man in his Air National Guard unit (where he served after WW II and Korea) was. He could barely bring himself to talk about it. About all that he would say was that it was horrific beyond description, seeing men dying all around you and wondering if you were next.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The actions of Leonard Lomell, one of the Rangers who landed on the beach that morning, were critical to the success of D-Day. Even though he was shot before hitting the beach, he managed to scale a wall and take out the five 155-millimeter cannons that would have inflicted even more horrific damage on the Allies had they been fired. The cannons had been moved and hidden nearby, but were operational and ready to fire, and Lomell found them and disabled the gears with "thermite" grenades.


Just one of many amazing stories of that day.



Edited by fan_since79
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...