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A Reader Responds To Normandy, D-Day Invasion Article


June 28, 2018

A visitor wipes away the sand from a tombstone at Normandy to highlight the soldier's name. Visitors often fill plastic buckets with sand from the beach to highlight the names on the tombstones to make for a clearer photograph.

(Editor's Note: The following was written by Rick Rogers, a retired law professor at Campbell University Law School, to D.G. Martin after reading Martin's article referencing Normandy and the D-Day invasion.)


Do you have any family buried at Normandy? I do - and the graciousness of the French attendants at the cemetery is effusive and sincere.

I simply asked for a map and directory of the graves. "Are you a relative?"

"Well, yes. He was my uncle - my mother's brother - but I never knew him. He died here before I was born."

And that's all it took. He swept Nancy and me into...

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