Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Michael Stone Online

There for Two D-Days and a Nuke, Sailor Was ‘Gung-Ho to Go’

William “Bill” Wilcox doesn’t dump his storied history on you all at once (to get it, you have to coax pieces out one at a time), nor does he ever stray from meek when telling it.

His voice keeping soft, his hearing working against him, Wilcox eventually steers into his magnum opus — at least in terms historical name recognition.


The great amphibious and air assault of June 6, 1944, which sent about 156,000 American, British, and Canadian ground soldiers and paratroopers into the gauntlet that was northern France to begin the slow process of Nazi expulsion from Europe.

Read the full story in Senior Times magazine.


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