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    13 Oct 2021 Garand Picture of the Day - Normandy then and now



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    I've always wondered about the guy being dragged ashore. He's got a massive widow's peak and receding hairline that hints of age. Officer? Did he make it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Womack View Post
    the guy being dragged ashore
    The caption is... "Members of an American landing party help others whose landing craft was sunk by enemy action of the coast of Franceicon. These survivors reached Omaha Beach by using a life raft on June 6, 1944."

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    He survived his name was Nick Russin

    Nicholas Russin died of complications from dementia on July 21, 1997, in the Butler State Veteran’s Hospital. He was 85.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Womack View Post
    I've always wondered about the guy being dragged ashore. He's got a massive widow's peak and receding hairline that hints of age. Officer? Did he make it?

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    I almost brought that up in the previous post. I have always had the same questions as this has always been a prominent photo.

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    He survived his name was Nick Russin
    Thanks! I have wondered about this for many years.
    RIP Mr. Russin and all those brave men who gave their lives and youth all those years ago.

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    I found an entire history of the moment and those involved, HERE.

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