Friday, June 06, 2014

Surviving D Day - and the guilt

A 19 year old Leo Scheer during World War II
As Leo Scheer swam for Omaha Beach from his burning landing craft that morning, he watched a pattern of machine gun bullets splash toward him and stop short.

On the beach, he spotted a land mine a foot from his head just as he was about to trip it. And when a buddy was about to make a hazardous dash under fire, Scheer pulled him back just in time to save his life.

Amid all the bloodshed and destruction of World War II’s D-Day landings on June 6, 1944, something always seemed to shield Scheer from disaster.
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