Hero of Normandy Invasion Dies at 92–Won Medal of Honor

From the New York Times 2.22.14

Walter D. Ehlers, who received the Medal of Honor for his exploits as an Army sergeant in the D-Day invasion of France and came to personify the heroism of the G.I.’s who stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, died on Thursday in Long Beach, Calif. He was 92. Mr. Ehlers was the last survivor of the 12 soldiers who received the medal for actions in the Normandy campaign. Nine of the medals were awarded posthumously.

The rest of the obituary is here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/22/us/walter-d-ehlers-honored-for-role-in-normandy-attack-dies-at-92.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140222&tntemail0=y&_r=0

 

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