We seemed to be on the television. As I watched with my grandson, I remembered the horrors that I witnessed that day. My squad was scared as the bow ramp dropped down and we scrambled for cover on the beach. Half the men were gunned down before they even made it off the boat. The rest of us tried to get to the bottom of the cliff but the lack of cover caused a heavy number of casualties even with the deployment of flamethrowers. The poor soldiers using them became targets themselves. I prayed to God that I would survive.

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