Normandy Day 2, June 2

Bayeux – At dinner this evening we met the Lander family from Austin, Tx.  They are in Normandy this week with their patriarch, 91 yr old, Joel (Jody) R. Lander (82nd Airborne, 508 Reg.) who jumped out of a C-47 into the ink black night of June 5 – 6, 1944.  

When I thanked him for all he has done for all of us, he replied with a twinkle in his eyes, “It was my pleasure.”


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About Jeff Lowdermilk

I have traveled to Europe several times over the last few years to follow my grandfather's path as detailed in his World War I diary. My grandfather was an American Infantryman who survived the war. This has been an adventurous journey of self-exploration. The friends I have made along the way and experiences gained have greatly enriched my life