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A Father’s D-Day Stories Inspire Daughter’s Lifelong Journey

Diane Covington-Carter with fatherOn the 80th Anniversary of D-Day, we are happy to share an article written by journalist Diane Covington-Carter, “A Father’s D-Day Stories Inspire Daughter’s Lifelong Journey,” that was published by AARP. Her father, Lt. Donald K. Johnson, was a Seabee, a civil engineer in the Naval Construction Battalion. He landed in the D-Day invasion and spent five months at the Navy camp on the cliffs above Omaha Beach. As noted in the article, “80 years later, his war experiences still affect her life.”

Read “A Father’s D-Day Stories Inspire Daughters Lifelong Journey”on AARP website >

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Veterans Return to Normandy 75 Years Later

On the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, Diane spent some time chatting with George Cross, one of the D-Day veterans who traveled back to France with Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours. George, who was a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne, 505 PIR, C Company, parachuted into Normandy 18 miles inside enemy lines on D-Day. Diane included him in her wonderful article, “A chance to heal: Veterans return to Normandy 75 years later, honor the fallen at D-Day,” which appeared in The Union newspaper.

Read “A Chance to Heal” >https://stephenambrosetours.com/d-day-veteran-george-cross-a-chance-to-heal/

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