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D DAY SUPERSTARS. Rudder and Lieutenant George Kerchner, on right, two men who made a critical difference on D Day by seizing and holding Point du Hoc. Kerchner died in 2012, aged 92. He received the DSC for his actions. "Second Lieutenant Kerchner and 15 members of his organization were surrounded and cut off from the main body for two and one half days,” the citation said. β€œHe tenaciously and courageously held his position until relieved and was a constant inspiration to his troops.” ... See MoreSee Less

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LETTER FROM A TANG SURVIVOR'S SON. Just received a great letter from the son of Murray Frazee, second in command for four patrols of the USS Tang, arguably WWII's greatest submarine, subject of my book, Escape from The Deep. [The image shows the Tang's hand-made battle flag.]

"Mr. Kershaw,

I have just finished reading Escape From The Deep, and I wanted to take a moment to thank you for a job well done. I can remember my father, Murray Frazee, telling me that he was being interviewed by a British author about his experiences on the Tang, but that was the last I heard on the subject. A few weeks ago I ran into an old friend who mentioned reading it and how much he had enjoyed it, so I sent for a copy. I finished it in two sittings, and for a story that I know so well to be so very compelling is most impressive. My Dad would have been pleased.

I hesitated before writing these few lines. My wife reminded me of a recent author's quote both of us had come across....."not all people who write to authors are crazy, but all crazy people write to authors." Anyways, I thought I'd take the chance. Thanks again.

Best regards,

Jim Frazee, Gettysburg, Pa."
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FIFTH ARMY FINALLY ON THE MARCH TO VICTORY ON A BEAUTIFUL SPRING DAY, ITALY, 1944. A scene from The Liberator. ... See MoreSee Less

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THE BEDFORD BOYS 75 YEARS AGO. 16 of the men in this image would die on Omaha Beach. ... See MoreSee Less

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