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Utah Man Recalls Horrors of D-Day

Utah Man Recalls Horrors of D-Day

Posted - Jun. 6, 2004 at 6:57 p.m.



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(KSL News) – A Utah man who went ashore on D-Day recalled today the terrible sights that awaited him on Omaha Beach.

Bill Shanley of Sandy hit the beach about 2-and-half-hours after the invasion began. Gunfire had begun to slack off at that point, he says, but what he saw was unforgettable.

Bill Shanley/Sandy: “There was a guy in our ship, the night before he was saying that he knew he wasn’t going to make it. And he didn’t. We found him all blown apart.

“It was something that had to be done. If we hadn't done it then, we probably wouldn’t have won the war.”

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