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Tour guests 75th anniversary of D-Day

We are excited to share some of the wonderful articles that have been appearing in the news about the WWII veterans and guests who have traveled with Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours on our 75thAnniversary of D-Day, Iwo Jima, and Band of Brothers tours. Every story captures the experience you can have on a tour with … Read More

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The Vicksburg Campaign

Battle of Vicksburg

Historian Mark Bielski, who leads the Civil War: Mississippi River Campaign Tour, writes about one of the pivotal Civil War battles fought along the Mighty Mississippi: Vicksburg. The river was the major interstate highway of the nineteenth century America. It was also the strategic focal point of the Civil War. Whoever held the great river would control the continent. Read More

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D-Day Veteran George Cross: A Chance to Heal

Journalist Diane Covington-Carter spent some time chatting with D-Day veteran George Cross at Utah Beach. George, who was a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne, 505 PIR, C Company, parachuted into Normandy 18 miles inside enemy lines on D-Day, traveled with us on one of our 75th Anniversary of D-Day tours. Diane included him in her wonderful … Read More

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D-Day Veteran Spotlight: Willard “Bud” LaCounte, PFC

We have several WWII veterans traveling with us to Normandy on our 75th Anniversary of D-Day tours. Today we are spotlighting veteran, Willard “Bud” LaCounte, PFC, 118th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion, Battery A. Bud will be traveling with Historian Douglas Johnson on the 75th Anniversary: D-Day to the Rhine Tour courtesy of Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours. (Photo: … Read More

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D-Day Veteran Spotlight: Paratrooper George Cross

Photo of WWII paratrooper George Cross

We have several WWII veterans traveling with us to Normandy on our 75th Anniversary of D-Day tours. As we will do in the weeks leading up to D-Day, today we are spotlighting one veteran, George Cross. George, who was a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne, 505 PIR, C Company. Read More

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Renewed Push for the Gold Medal for the Ghost Army

Ghost Army Troops

With the 75th Anniversary of D-Day just around the corner, this is the perfect time to ask Senators and Representatives to co-sponsor the Ghost Army Gold Medal bill. Rick Beyer, our historian for the Ghost Army Tour and president of the Ghost Army Legacy Project, has worked tirelessly to convince Congress to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Ghost Army and we hope you will help honor these men by mobilizing.  Read More

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A Son Remembers His Dad, A Hero: George Luz

George Luz Jr Event Flyer

For those of you who live near Troy, Michigan, you will want to put June 19 on your calendar. This is when George Luz, Jr. will be giving a presentation about his dad, George Luz, and the experiences of the other men of Easy Company, 506th PIR 101st Airborne Division beginning in August 1942 in Toccoa, Georgia. Read More

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D-Day Veteran Spotlight: Dave Hamilton

Lt. Dave Hamilton and crew before D-Day

We have several WWII veterans traveling with us to Normandy on our 75th Anniversary of D-Day tours. As we will do in the weeks leading up to D-Day, today we are spotlighting one veteran, Dave Hamilton. Dave was a decorated pilot in the Army Air Force and will be traveling with us on the Commemorative Air Force 75th Anniversary of D-Day Tour. Read More

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D-Day 75th Anniversary: A Millennials Guide

D-Day 75th Anniversary A Millennials Guide

We are excited about the release of “D-Day 75th Anniversary – A Millennials Guide.” The new softcover book features 18 contributors and offers fresh perspectives and travel features on the iconic event of WWII for all ages and interest groups. One contributor is our own Senior Historian, Chris Anderson. Chris wrote two chapters for the … Read More

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D-Day Veteran Spotlight: Norwood Thomas

Norwood Thomas WWII paratrooper

We have several WWII veterans traveling with us to Normandy on our 75th Anniversary of D-Day tours. As will we do in the weeks leading up to D-Day, today we will spotlight one veteran, Norwood Thomas, who was a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division and fought across Europe with the 101st in the towns of Carentan, Bastogne, Hagenau, and Berchtesgaden. Read More

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