Originally Posted by MVChiefFan
Oh yeah, the Mellish death was the first one to enter my mind after your last post. And the guys in the boats when the doors dropped...wow! My great uncle dove out of one of those boats that exact day on Omaha Beach and he watched the movie and said it was spot on. He hit the beach, fell down and was met with a bullet right next to his spine. I just can't get enough of WWII stuff.
Yeah my maternal grandpa went through it all. Landing on Normandy, summiting the bluffs, laying among the dead pretending to be one of them as the bayonet patrols roamed through, Market Garden, clear into Berlin.
Never more than a buck private, but saw his way through.
My cousin thought It'd be funny to come up behind him and say Seig Heil as a teen sometime in the late 1980s and he got knocked the **** OUT.