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Remember the heroes

D-Day vets share memories of Allied assault

World War II veteran Joseph Ross, who survived deployment at Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion, is reflected in a display that includes his medals and a picture of him as an 18 year old in the Army, at his home in Colonie on Thursday, June 5, 2014.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
World War II veteran Joseph Ross, who survived deployment at Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion, is reflected in a display that includes his medals and a picture of him as an 18 year old in the Army, at his home in Colonie on Thursday, June 5, 2014.
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Rotterdam’s Julius Boreali will always remember the big guns at Normandy. “The Germans were firing at us with the 88s; those were the most fearful guns they had, from pillboxes,” Boreali said of the booming 88 mm anti-aircraft and anti-tank artillery weapons. “They fired all day long. Then, the cliffs off Omaha Beach, they had tunnels and they were shooting at us from those tunnels. . . . They had 88s and snipers shooting down on us.” ...

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