D-Day: A Living Diary

By: Alana Greenfogel Email
By: Alana Greenfogel Email

Sixty-three years ago, thousands of men stormed the beaches of Normandy.

Little did they know they were changing the world's history.

And little did they know that decades later, we would be searching for them, and seeking to hear their stories.

"Those things, you don't want to remember," says Al Walczewski.

Al was 19 years old and a member of the United States Navy back in 1944.

Walczewski describes his experiences while pointing to pictures of the ships hanging on his wall.

"We got hit by a Kamikaze. And it killed everybody up here on the bridge. It killed everyone that was on the bridge. I think 30 guys up there. And the captain got killed up there too."

To the left, Al will show you a picture hanging on the wall of a group of his Navy buddies.

"We had a lot of good memories. Good bunch of guys, all of them."

Al's hallway has turned into a living diary -- a record of the life he has led and the country he has fought to protect.


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