I was shaking’: D-Day battle still fresh for surviving veterans 75 years later

Interviews with D-Day veterans show that, 75 years after the storming of the beaches of Normandy, veterans still remember and are haunted by the horrors they went through that day, much as survivors of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 do.

Mike Kelly of the North Jersey Record spoke to several veterans here.

One of them, 97-year-old John Santillo of the U.S. Army’s 237th Combat Engineer Battalion, said,“I have to go to the cemetery. I’ll probably get a little choked up at all the poor guys we lost. That was a rough day.”

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