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IN MEMORIAM

May 29, 2016

As another Memorial Day approaches many Americans look on it as just another day off of work or school when they can sit around and barbecue hamburgers and drink soft drinks and beer. Yet, those of us who are veterans know the true meaning of the holiday. Memorial Day was originally called Decoratio…

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D-DAY REMEMBERED

June 1, 2014

On June 6, 2014 it will be seventy years since my father, 1Lt. Roy Connelly, landed on Utah Beach with the other brave men of the 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion.  My father died in 1987, but in 2005 as I was finishing up my book about the unit, I had the honor of attending the battalion’s final reun…

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D-DAY

June 6, 2013

I am writing this on June, 6, 2013. Sixty nine years ago today my father, Roy Connelly, was a young army Lieutenant fighting his way up Utah Beach with other men of the 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion. It was D-Day and they were invading Normandy to free Europe from Nazi domination and restore and preserve freedom. Many of these men didn’t make it home, but those that did were honored for their service and were proud veterans.

     

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