I recently discovered that my grandfather’s older brother Joseph died at Normandy in a major battle where over 1000 US soldiers died in 24 hours. I had always known he died in the war, but I don’t think anyone ever said Normandy…
He was a private in the 83rd regiment
, 331st infantry division, and died on the 4th of July 1944. He’d just turned 18 on 28 May. The photo is him 18 months before he was killed.