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In 1994, on occasion of the 50th anniversary of D Day, Robert L Williams, 101st Airborne trooper, jumped with a bunch of former vets at Ste Mere Eglise. The sky behind is filled with chutes of active duty troops who jumped just after the vets did. A group of English reenactors on Omaha Beach, D-Day+70 Years: Whisky 7, a C47 which flew on the night of 5 June 1944, flies again over the Norman countryside Members of the 29th Division gather at Dog/Red on Omaha beach, 0700, 70 years after D-Day to salute their fallen comrades Fireworks on Omaha beach, 5 June 2014 D-Day+70 Years: hundreds of paratroopers jump at Ste Mere Eglise in tribute to the paratroopers of 1944 A lone re-enactor (there were hundreds in 2014) on Omaha Beach  the morning of D-Day + 70 years D-Day+70 Years: Omaha Beach salute to the veterans Two men hug in recognition of D-Day+70 Years: The 2014 D-Day+70 Years celebrations drew hundreds to the beaches My first encounter with the D-Day Vets.  A young (in his 50s) veteran at a lunch, Omaha Beach, 1974 (30th Anniversary) A small crew of Dutch re-enactors (there are hundreds of them), Omaha Beach, 0600h, D-Day + 60 years Along Omaha Beach Major Thomas Howie's grave, Normandy cemetary (thought to be the inspiration of Tom Hanks character in Saving Priv Ryan John Robinson, a B-26 pilot who flew into France on the night of June 5th Omaha Beach German fortresses along the Normandy Coast Utah Beach 1984 Visiting fallen comrades at Omaha Beach cemetary A former German garrison, Normandy Utah Beach Omaha Beach Dwayne Burns, paratrooper A vet sits on Omaha Beach, 35 years after D-Day Bob Williams, former paratrooper Dr. Harold Baumgartner, wounded 5 times on D-Day Ed Jeziorsky, a paratrooper with the 82nd Abn Elbert Legg, assigned to Graves Registration, had to find a place to bury Allied soldiers in Normandy Carl Beck, who jumped at Ste. Mere Eglise, 50 years after D-Day Harry Parley, a grunt, now retired Beach defensive positions Gold Beach Leo Jereb, a 4th Div. veteran Pat Passman, returns to Utah Beach for the first time in 40 years Dawn, along Omaha Beach, June 6, 1994 A view of Omaha Beach - June 6, 2014 Whisky 7 on the ramp, Cherbourg Bud Rice, who flew Whisky 7 on June 5, 1944
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