In this June 1944 photo, Lt. Marty Lederhandler, serving as a U.S. Army Signal Corps photographer, stands in a town square in Normandy, France, about a week after the D-Day invasion of France. Lederhandler, an AP photographer who captured on film every U.S. president from Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton, covered the D-Day landing in 1944 and climaxed a 66-year career with an iconic shot of the 9/ll World Trade Center attacks, died late Thursday night, March 25, 2010. He was 92. (AP Photo)
Brian K. Diggs
James W. Eikner, pictured here with fellow Rangers, was born on a date that would later live in infamy and died Thursday, May Day. In between he helped liberate Europe, free prisoners in Nazi concentration camps and set up communications equipment at Lyndon B. Johnson’s Hill Country homes. He was among the more than 130,000 allied troops to storm the Normandy coast on June 6, 1944, D-Day, and served out the war, helping to liberate a Czech concentration camp, his son said.
AP Photo/Courtesy of Beth J. Harpaz
This 1944 photo provided by Beth J. Harpaz shows her father, David Jackendoff, while serving with the 101st Airborne Division in Europe. Jackendoff parachuted into Normandy with the 101st Airborne on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and later fought in Holland and Belgium. Though he died in 1993, wartime radio interviews with him and a TV interview of the 40th anniversary of D-Day preserved his stories.
AP Photo/Texas Parks and Wildlife San Jacinto Battleground
This image provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife San Jacinto Battleground shows Admiral Carleton F. Bryant, left, and USS Texas Commander Charles Baker being given the shell that struck Texas on June 25, 1944, but did not explode after it was removed from the ship, disarmed and returned to the ship as a "lucky charm." In honor of the 70th anniversary of the June 6, 1944, D-Day invasion, the flag that was aloft will go on public display Friday for the first time since World War II in an exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science thanks to a crewman who gifted the flag.