Monday, July 9, 2012

The Last D-Day Widow

Peggy Harris at Normandy

The video below tells a moving story that combines heroic sacrifice, abiding devotion, bureaucratic incompetence and the D-Day landings.  The story was reported by CBS's Sunday Morning.  Please note that Charles Osgood attributes the term "Longest Day" to author Cornelius Ryan based on his eponymous book (http:/  Ryan was quoting Field Marshall Erwin Rommel who coined the term "Longest day" -- "der langste tag"-- to describe the first day of an allied assault against Hitler's Atlantic wall.

Billie Harris flew a P-51 Mustang (FHC, Everett WA)

Peggy and Billie Harris

Special thanks to William Funk USMC for bringing this story to my attention.

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