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June 6th, 1944- Into the Jaws of Death

On June 6, 1944 soldiers from America, England, and Canada stormed the beaches of Normandy in order to take the beaches back from the German army. Most of the soldiers went into the fray without knowing exactly what they were doing, they just knew that many of them wouldn’t be coming home.

Tom Jensen, a sergeant with the 626th Engineer Light Equipment Company, told the Chicago Tribune that many of the men he served with had no idea where they were going on that fateful day:

They didn’t tell us anything we didn’t need to know. Heck, some of the guys on our ship thought we were headed to Japan, not Normandy. Just months earlier, we were either in high school or working odd jobs. We weren’t soldiers, at least not yet.

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