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  • trooperdaniel62@yahoo.com
    Sent via DroidX2 on Verizon Wireless™ ... From: Bix, Christa To: Gary Daniel Sent: Wed, Jun 6, 2012
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      -----Original message-----
      From: "Bix, Christa" <ChristaB@...>
      To:
      Gary Daniel <trooperdaniel62@...>
      Sent:
      Wed, Jun 6, 2012 20:25:39 GMT+00:00
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      RE: D-Day Normandy Tribute - June 6th 1944

      Very cool Gary, Thanks we should all be reminded

      Christa

       

       

      From: Gary Daniel [mailto:trooperdaniel62@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 1:18 PM
      To: ACWC; Adri Daniel; bvgalarneau@...; Chris Daniel; Troy Bix; Travis Bix; Dan Bix; Melodi Deaton
      Subject: Fw: D-Day Normandy Tribute - June 6th 1944

       

        If it wasn't for this my family would not exist at all. No...they are not all like me!

         Could someone forward to Mike and Mosterts and anyone else who might need a reminder of why they are here and not goose stepping for after school activities...or for that matter...school activities.

      Before dawn, the Allied Expeditionary Force of British, American, Canadian, Polish, and Free French troops begins Operation Overlord, the long-awaited invasion of France. After an intensive naval and aerial bombardment, the first wave of 5 divisions (156,115 men) is landed at designated beaches in Normandy named Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha and Utah. This is preceded by the British 6th Airborne Division which lands near Caen and some 12,000 paratroopers of the US 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions which are dropped on the Cotentin peninsula. These forces are supported by 1,213 warships, including 7 battleships and 23 cruisers, 1,600 auxiliary ships, and 4,126 landing craft, as well as massive British and American air support, which fly’s 14,674 sorties that day. Opposing them in their bunkers and on the beaches are 5 German infantry divisions with about 50,000 men and 100 tanks and assault guns. Despite some heavy casualties, especially by the American’s on Omaha Beach, the German defenders, stunned and surprised by the massive onslaught, are progressively overwhelmed, and most of the allied objectives are reached and secured by nightfall. There is very little opposition from the Luftwaffe or Kriegsmarine.

       

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