Preserving The Oral HistorIES of Combat Veterans

COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Jake McNiece | 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division - Army

6:39   |   (From Interview #2 Jan. 9, 2011 Video #20) Six days after D-Day, in the town of Carentan, France, an awards ceremony was held for valorous American soldiers. There were French collaborators at work because, suddenly, a barrage of shells from a German 88 tore through the assembly. Jake McNiece describes that heartbreaking scene and the surprise of snipers in a church steeple.

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