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    USACAPOC(A) remembers D-Day [Image 5 of 6]

    USACAPOC(A) remembers D-Day

    WWII veteran, Henry "Duke" Boswell, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, gives Pvt. Tom Emsley, 4th Para, The Royal Parachute Regiment, an authentic WWI clicker on the battlefield of La Fiere, June 6. Duke explained that the when you came up on another person on the battlefield, you'd click once, and they'd click back twice to let you know they were friendly. One story Duke shared was when he landed on La Fiere 68 years ago. "It's pitch black out here when you jump into the night. It's funny when you jump with so many troopers, but when you land, you're all alone," laughed Duke. "I heard some rustling and I clicked once ... silence. I got ready to fire, but then I heard 'Don't shot, don't shot, I lost the my damn clicker!" On June 6, Task Force 68 walked through the battle fields of La Fiere and learned about the heroic acts of the men who captured the bridge of La Fiere, ultimately allowing for the landings of the beaches of Normandy to succeed. Task Force 68, which is made up of paratroopers from U.S., Germany, France, Holland, and United Kingdom, is in Normandy, France to commemorate the 68th anniversary of D-Day.



    Date Taken: 01.04.2011
    Date Posted: 06.07.2012 11:34
    Photo ID: 596745
    VIRIN: 110104-A-GI910-965
    Resolution: 4288x2848
    Size: 1.26 MB
    Location: NORMANDY, FR 

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