Mt. Pleasant Pioneer Relic Home and Blacksmith Shop
Friday, June 6, 2014
D-Day Remembered by Lee
Taken from Lee's Book "You Knew Me As Buddy"
2nd Div that replaced the 28th Div as the D+ 1 Div and hence my disappointment. lee
Photo showing the work of his battalion on Omaha beach.
Kenneth Young may have been the first Mt Pleasant man to cross a Normandy beach following D Day . Even then he was a few weeks behind the first men off a landing craft but a head of my unit and the Mt Pleasant unit both of whom went ashore mid-July. Kenneth was in the 69th Seabee Bn and their mission was to build ramps so us late landers could walk ashore without wading thru the surf. I’ve attached a photo of Kenneth from the North Sanpete High school 1940 yearbook. He was a sophomore and the schools best trumpeter player. lee