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AP Was There: D-Day correspondent returns 10 years later


OMAHA BEACH, Normandy (AP) — This story was first published on June 5, 1954 AP journalist Don Whitehead, known by his colleagues as "Beachhead Don," returned to Normandy for the tenth anniversary of the D-Day invasion, which he covered when he followed the 1st Infantry Division onto Omaha Beach. The AP is republishing Whitehead's tenth anniversary story on the 75th anniversary of the assault that began the liberation of France and Europe from German occupation, leading to the end World War II.


Between the rows of white crosses they walked hand in hand, the gray-haired man and woman wh...

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