D-Day
1:37 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Veteran Carl Beck Remembers D-Day

A paratrooper about to jump into combat on D-Day, on June 6, 1944
A paratrooper about to jump into combat on D-Day, June 6, 1944
Credit via Wikimedia Commons

  Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day. On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France.

Back in 2007, Carl Beck spoke to PBA30 for their documentary Atlanta Voices: Memories of WW II. On D-Day, he was a private in the 501st parachute infantry regiment and he spoke about his memories of the war.

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