97-year-old D-Day veteran parachutes into Normandy again

World Jun 6, 2019

97-year-old D-Day veteran parachutes into Normandy again

Parachutists are jumping over Normandy again, just as soldiers did 75 years ago for D-Day — but this time without being shot at. Engines throbbing, C-47 transport planes dropped group after group of parachutists, a couple of hundred in all — including a 97-year-old D-Day ...

Trump reads from FDR's prayer to the U.S. on D-Day

World / Politics Jun 6, 2019

Trump reads from FDR's prayer to the U.S. on D-Day

President Donald Trump read from a prayer delivered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as he joined other world leaders and veterans Wednesday in marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Roosevelt went on national radio on June 6, 1944, to address the U.S. for the first ...

D-Day veterans look forward to Channel crossing

World Jun 3, 2019

D-Day veterans look forward to Channel crossing

It took but a few moments for retired Rear Adm. John Roberts to get back into the swing of military life as he arrived Sunday at the English Channel port of Dover to board a ship bound for Normandy and events marking the 75th ...

D-Day still takes an emotional toll on vets, 75 years on

World May 31, 2019

D-Day still takes an emotional toll on vets, 75 years on

Leonard "Ted" Emmings has had a mission for 75 years. The night before the D-Day landings, Emmings and his shipmates on a Royal Navy landing craft learned their mission was to ferry 36 Canadian troops to Juno Beach, a stretch of Normandy coast fortified with ...

Rare color footage brings D-Day memories to life, 75 years on

World May 30, 2019

Rare color footage brings D-Day memories to life, 75 years on

Seventy-five years ago, Hollywood director George Stevens stood on the deck of the HMS Belfast to film the start of the D-Day invasion. The resulting black-and-white films — following Allied troops through Normandy, the liberation of Paris, the Battle of the Bulge, the horror of ...