At Utah Beach

For this 75th Anniversary of D-Day, this grateful daughter would like to share with American Thinker readers the memories of my father, Gilbert C. “Gib” Frye, a soldier in the 4th Infantry Division, U.S. Army, who landed on Utah Beach on June 6, 1944. The following has been edited only for minor errors in punctuation and was written at the request of his family members in November 2000, eight years before Gib’s passing. -- C.S. Boddie Days Leading to the Landing The Fourth Infantry Division -- including our 12th Regimental Combat Team -- was on its way to spearhead the landings in France.  Where, we knew not, but at least it was a relief finally to get on with the invasion.  Our spirits were high, even jovial, as we considered the prospects.  Much joking and speculating about what lay ahead. Very little, if any, evidence of fear or apprehension. At first, word was that the landings would take place June 4, next day, my birthday, no less....(Read Full Article)
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