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In honor of the 67th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy in World War II, we continue with our D-Day theme of the week.  This edition of Letters From War Wednesday features a brief note home from American infantryman, Ed McGinley.  McGinley served with the 29th Infantry Division, which suffered staggering losses in their [...]

This Wednesday’s Letter From War comes to us from World War II.  Ed McGinley landed on Normandy’s bloody Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944, with the 115th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division. McGinley survived to fight through the hedgerows of Normandy.  He and his unit helped secure St. Lo before heading west. By the time [...]

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