Surviving D-Day: A Veteran’s Story

Though the horrors of D-Day live on today through diaries, documentaries, and other records — few veterans are still alive and able to remember the tragedy that occurred on June 6th, 1944. But there are some, like 98-year-old Jack Gutman, who is still able to recount why honoring the sacrifice and bravery shown on that day 80 years ago is so crucial.


Today, Jack recounts his experience serving as a medic on Omaha Beach at just 18 years old on D-Day — tending to countless wounded and dead soldiers on the beach. He discusses how this day still stays with him heavily and led him to write, “One Veteran’s Journey to Heal the Wounds of War,” and what his thoughts are on the current state of America.


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