I recognized the fella's name that captured the German vehicle he's driving in 656 - 1
I found this in Wikipedia:
"In 1942, after the U.S. formally entered World War II, Judge Thurmond resigned from the bench to serve in the U.S. Army, rising to Lieutenant Colonel. In the Battle of Normandy (June 6 – August 25, 1944), he landed in a glider attached to the 82nd Airborne Division. For his military service, he received 18 decorations, medals and awards, including the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star with Valor device, Purple Heart, World War II Victory Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Belgium's Order of the Crown and France's Croix de Guerre."
I have heard the name many times over the years, but had never really paid attention. Seeing the photo made me curious. And, he lived to 100! Wow.
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