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Friday marks 70th anniversary of D-Day

June 1, 2014
Times Leader

FRIDAY marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day. It was on June 6, 1944 when Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy in what has been called the largest invasion force ever assembled. The battle for the liberation of Europe from Nazi tyranny began. I recall the day very clearly. Everyone in Boydsville had their radios turned on full blast. Some Belmont County boys were in that invasion force, including one from St. Clairsville who was in the first wave. A Bridgeport soldier lost his life when the troops hit the beaches.



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