Monday, June 06, 2005

D-Day Participants of Note

  • Actor Charles Durning
  • Ex-Rep. Sam Gibbons (D-FL) (Parachuted in with two cans of beer to share with whomever he landed with.)
  • Actor David Niven (British officer assigned to U.S. Division)
  • "Lord of the Flies" author William Golding (Skippered a rocket-launching ship)
  • Ernest Hemingway (Father of Mariel and Margaux Hemingway)
  • Actor Art Carney (Why did Norton walk funny? Carney got shot and lost a chunk of his leg.)
  • Director Sam Fuller
  • Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.
  • O.S.S. founder Wild Bill Donovan
  • Western writer Louis L'Amour (In charge of a tank destroyer)
  • Sen. Strom Thurmond (Flew in on a glider)
  • William Westmoreland
  • Baseball great Yogi Berra


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