On the Beaches of Normandy: A 104-Year-Old Veteran Reflects

On this day 80 years ago, more than 160,000 Allied troops were preparing to head into a long-anticipated invasion of Normandy, France — not knowing that June 6th, 1944 would become one of the most memorable days in history.


Today, Martha sits down with 104-year-old WWII veteran Steven Melnikoff on Omaha Beach, where he landed 80 years ago as a 24-year-old soldier with the 29th Infantry Division. Melnikoff recounts what he remembers most clearly from that day and those that followed — from being wounded in battle to witnessing countless acts of bravery.

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