Military History has always been a keen field of interest for me since I was a child. With many relatives who served in World War 2 I was always around Vets who served in the US Military during the war and grew up hearing their stories and accounts. I was drawn to the D-Day Invasion for many reasons as a main area of study, one being that my Uncle, Merle Hescock,landed on June 6th. After serving in the Infantry and a chance encounter with a German Veteran of the Campaign many years ago I was intrigued by the fighting on the Omaha Beach section and why it was much different than any other. We spent years tracking down German vets who were there and willing to tell of their experiences, checking US military archives, searching out the accounts that gave the other perspective of this epic struggle, one not hidden by myth and overshadowed by the the Victors.
We and the world owes every Allied Soldier, Sailor and Airman that served on that day a great debt. But we still should know how those soldiers who were ordered to stop this mighty Armada saw the campaign and what they endured.