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D-Day Still Touches Nerve With Americans


Sitting in the choppy waters of the English Channel the day before D-Day, twenty-year-old Private James R. Lambeth wondered what would happen on the beaches of Normandy.

"We had no idea what we were getting into," recalled Lambeth. "I'd never seen combat before, and had no idea what it would be like."

June 6 marks the 80th anniversary of the massive D-Day invasion and Lambeth, a member of the 37th Amphibious Combat Engineers, was one of 156,000 men on Omaha Beach at Normandy on that day in 1944. Eight decades later, the action still touches a nerve with many Americans.

Lambeth, wh...


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