In their own words: The story of D-Day as told by the veterans who lived it

Published: Friday, June 6 2014 12:47 a.m. MDT

Associated Press
"You see the carnage, but I don't know — you don't let that stay with you, except it ought to increase your compassion towards anyone. And I think anyone who's been through a war like that has a greater sense of compassion than they otherwise would have had."

- Shields Wilson, Amphibian Corps

Read Wilson's full account of his service during World War II

>> American Army medical corpsmen try to assuage the grief of a little French girl with a gift of candy in France, June 17, 1944. Her head is bandaged and face swollen. Another child lies in front with his head bandaged.
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