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Paratroopers meet World War II veterans

A U.S. Army paratrooper, who jumped into the marshes west of Saint Mere Eglise, June 3, shakes hands with World War II veterans who fought there during the D-Day invasion.



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This work, Paratroopers meet World War II veterans [Image 8 of 9], by Rick Scavetta, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.02.2012

Date Posted:06.06.2012 02:40

Photo ID:595188

VIRIN:120602-A-#####-093

Resolution:3600x2400

Size:5.33 MB

Location:SAINTE-MÈRE-EGLISE, FR

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