Connie Kennedy had the great pleasure of meeting veteran Norwood Thomas when she was a tour manager for Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours in Normandy during the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. Norwood was a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division and landed in the field at Lafierre Bridge, which is where Connie met him. He have been invited to France at the request of the French Mayor to receive the French Legion of Honor Medal during the D-Day ceremonies. As Connie recalls…
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One of the interesting places we stop on our D-Day to the Rhine and Operation Overlord tours is the Memorial Pegasus museum in Ranville, France, the location of Pegasus Bridge, the major objective of the British airborne troops during the D-Day Invasion. Ranville was also the first French village liberated on D-Day.
We wanted to share the following story we found on War History Online about Iwo Jima, “8 Things You Need To Know About The Iwo Jima Landings,” by Andrew Knighton. If you don’t already know about the website War History Online,”the place for military history news and views,” you should check it out.