Ernie Kreiling gets helmet put on his head by his laughing wife in the foxhole where he first heard an enemy shell during their vacation tour of battlefields were he fought during WWII in North country France - April 1947
Vernon Baker was the only living black veteran awarded the Medal of Honor for valor in World War II, receiving it 52 years after he wiped out four German machine-gun nests on a hilltop in northern Italy. He died at his home near St. Maries, Idaho at age
Hannie Schaft (aka "the Girl with the red hair") was responsible for the assassination of five collaborators. Hitler himself had demanded her arrest. Hannie was shot by the Germans in the dunes near Overveen. She was only 24 years old.
Troops of the Battalion, Infantry Regiment, Infantry Division assemble on a narrow strip of "Omaha" beach before moving inland near Collville-sur-Mer on "D-Day", 6 June USS is in the background, landing more men.