U.S. Army troops wade ashore during the D-Day Normandy landings on June 6, 1944.

Army troops wade ashore during the D-Day Normandy landings on June U. Army troops wade ashore during the D-Day Normandy landings on June

The ships, planes, vehicles and troops needed to launch the D-Day invasion

D-Day: How was the biggest ever seaborne invasion launched?

US troops of the First Army on Landing Craft Infantry during the allied assault on the beaches of Normandy, World War Two, France, June 6, 1944. (Archive Photos/Getty Images)

20 Powerful D-Day Photos On The 70th Anniversary Of The Invasion

US troops of the First Army on Landing Craft Infantry during the allied assault on the beaches of Normandy, World War Two, France, June (Archive Photos/Getty Images) Infantry Division

U.S. reinforcements wade through the surf as they land at Normandy in the days following the Allies' June 1944, D-Day invasion of occupied France. (AP)

D-Day Anniversary Marked With Release Of Rare Color Photos

US Army Rangers scale the cliffs at  Pointe du Hoc, Normandy on D-Day (June 6, 1944).

D-Day and Operation Overlord in WW2

Photo Normandy Invasion, June 1944 U. Army Rangers show off the ladders they used to storm the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc, which they assaulted in support of "Omaha" Beach landings on "D-Day", 6 June Photograph was released for publication on 12 June

Bing, the dog of war who parachuted into France to become a D-Day hero.  He was one of the first dogs to be dropped behind enemy lines with  British paratroopers. From the moment the two-year-old Alsatian-collie cross put his paws on Normandy soil (albeit after a tangle with a tree) he was ready for action.

Bing, the dog of war who parachuted into France to become a D-Day hero

Canine hero Bing, a Collie and Alsatian cross, was a paradog (parachuting dog) who was awarded the Dickens Medal, the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross.

D-Day Landing Sites Then And Now: 11 Striking Images That Bring The Past And Present Together

11 Striking Images That Show D-Day Landing Sites Then and Now

D-Day Landing Pictures Then And Now: 11 Striking Images That Bring The Past And Present Together

D-day, Normandy, 1944. Great collage of historical WWII photos meshed with their current locations.

26 Ghostly Images Of World War Two, Blended With The Present

D-Day Landing Sites Then And Now: 11 Striking Images That Bring The Past And Present Together

11 Striking Images That Show D-Day Landing Sites Then and Now

D-Day Landing Sites Then And Now: 11 Striking Images That Bring The Past And Present Together. A great visual to drive home the point that think war is a wonderful way to boost stagnate economies

The incredible story of D-Day, as told through photos | Rare

Seeing this Medal of Honor recipient flip the coin for the Super Bowl LII will make you proud to be an American

D-Day 1944: Members of a U.S. combat engineer unit march aboard a Landing Ship-Tank, or LST. - Found via Buzzfeed

Members of a U. combat engineer unit march aboard a Landing Ship-Tank, 1944

American soldiers line up for a briefing prior to receiving their D-Day assignments. | Amazing, Historic Images Of Allied Troops Storming The Beaches Of Normandy On D-Day

Amazing, Historic Images Of Allied Troops Storming The Beaches Of Normandy On D-Day

US National Parks Map - The World includes this great country too!  I'm proud to say that my parents took us to so many of the National Parks when we were kids and I've added to the list as a grown up.  Still more to see!

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US National Parks Map - The World includes this great country too! I'm proud to say that my parents took us to so many of the National Parks when we were kids and I've added to the list as a grown up.

Bing, the dog of war who parachuted into France to become a D-Day hero

Bing, the dog of war who parachuted into France to become a D-Day hero

Paradog Bing receives his medal. Liverpool man trained dogs to parachute into Normandy for D-Day landings

Remembering D-Day: Paratrooper about to jump into combat on D-Day, on June 6, 1944.

Paratrooper about to jump into combat on D-Day, on June 6, 1944.

US paratroopers fix their static lines before a jump before dawn over Normandy on D-Day. (paratroopers and glider-borne troops of the and airborne divisions.

1/22/13 James McNiece died in his home in Ponca City OK at the age of 93. He was the leader of the group that came to be known as the "Dirty Dozen". Hours before the June 6, 1944, D-Day invasion, he led 18 paratroopers behind enemy lines to destroy two bridges and control a third to prevent German reinforcements from moving into Normandy and to cut off retreating German troops. 16 of his men were killed during the 36 day mission, in which they also cut enemy communications and supply lines.

'Dirty Dozen' hero from Oklahoma has died

James “Jake” McNiece led a World War II group hours before the June D-Day invasion to destroy bridges to prevent German reinforcements from moving into Normandy.

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