June 6th 1944 was the day when the allied forces stormed ashore on the blood stained beaches of Normandy in France and began the final chapters of World War II in the European Theater.
On that day .. at age 7 years 9 months .. I was among the legions who were not able to be there with you who were there. I was most certainly well aware of the war.
Donny Altoff was a childhood friend who lived up-the-street from me. Donny had a sister Terese who was dating a Marine in the Pacific Theater.
I believe because of Donny’s older sister that .. at age 7 years and 9 months .. I had decided that ‘someday’ I would ‘grow up’ and serve in the United States Marine Corps.
Rest In Peace you who served and you who died that we may live the free lives we are living.
I Remember You .. I Salute You .. I Honor You .. I Thank You ..
‘Semper Fi’ .. Cap ..
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