Veterans travel to Eisenhower’s home for D-Day events
ABILENE, Kan. (AP) — Veterans are traveling to President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s presidential museum to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day in the place where the Supreme Allied Commander during World War II was raised.
Among them was 96-year-old Louis Graziano, who was part of the third wave during the largest seaborne invasion in history. Amid a week of events, he sat behind Eisenhower’s old desk and recalled what happened.
The Wichita Eagle reports that Graziano said he also was present in the little red school house where Germany surrendered. Of all the men there that day, Graziano’s daughter Moira Johnson says her father is believed to be the only one still alive. Another of his daughters Kim Evans says it gives her chills to the day to think about it.
Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com