June 6, 2012

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Army photograph by Spec. John G. Martinez

Secretary of the Army John McHugh speaks to WWII veterans June 3, 2012, including John Perrozi (shaking McHugh’s hand), who was an 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper on D-Day. Perozzi received France’s highest military medal, the Lagion d’Honneur, later in the day during the D-Day commemoration event near Sainte Mere Eglise, France. Thousands of spectators joined veterans to observe the multi-national airborne operation honoring Allied paratroopers who participated in D-Day and went on to liberate Sainte Mere Eglise.




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