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And tomorrow's trip to Normandy marks the 65.
Year anniversary of the from some of the men who fought there and survive.
One of world war two's bloodiest and most important battles here to share his memories is Tom Blake he parachuted on the Normandy before dawn.
On June 6 1944.
With the 82 airborne.
He joins us live from New Orleans the home of the national World War II World War II museums there is it is a true honor to have you on the show today.
But by the clock that I look at right now 65 years ago at this moment you were about.
Ten hours or so from the head at that time -- that long ago.
We were very anxious to go.
We had been put off the night before.
Everybody was very quiet.
There was two ways of getting home.
A bad loan.
And a trip through France and Germany which everybody wanted and this was the first big step.
Six to a little bit about once you got on the ground you know what it was like for you William land in the dark of night.
And you landed I think somewhere near saint Mary please try.
Thank mark proof okay what what -- you feel like a you know you're 21 year old I think 22 may be at the time pointed to.
-- -- had fair you know you look at around and it's dark and you know you drop and rod in the middle of a bunch of Germans.
Believe got to take care of yourself.
Move around a little bit much you can and and bill for just before daylight with -- Phillips had gotten together.
And we started looking around -- wrote silent question up in detail where we work.
If we could find out where we were we would know where to go.
It was just he would just a matter of global circumstances.
Nobody was upset.
So nobody would do you think 65 years ago do you think today that the people realize that when you see.
The world doesn't exist and you see Americans and and the freedom that we -- do you think you realize the sacrifices that you.
And your colleagues made on that day 65 years ago.
-- I do not.
And you forgetting about the home front the home -- was more important.
It was people who.
Did a job as well as we do.
We couldn't have done it without.
Survey question -- when asked do you say that the first time you saw concentration camp.
It had a big impact on you tell me about that.
Friendship and much depth to laundered.
Do them all -- the war why are we fear.
What have I've done did deserve -- We all found that while we -- there.
When we fill first camp.
-- we thank you so much for how much you serve his country and you serve the world and the cause of freedom around the world and we're so glad that we had a chance to -- today.
Will be watching the president's trip of course enormity and ensure that he will feel the impact disseminate the things that you're saying to us today and we thank you so much for being let us -- Mikey.
I have -- And I thank you.
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