Exactly 68 years ago today the U.S. Army, along with allied forces, started kicking some serious Nazi ass on the beaches of Normandy, France, thus launching what would become a year-long campaign against the German military.
My Grandfather from my father’s side served as a Tank Sergeant under Gen. George Patton’s 10th Armored Division. He began his tour soon after the French beaches were captured. He took part in the liberation of Paris and was one of the infamous Battered Bastards of Bastogne, surviving the Battle of the Bulge in southern France in December 1944. He then helped spearhead the assault into Germany in March 1945. Yep. He survived all that shit. That’s how us Ashcraft’s are.
Never forget any of our military’s veterans and the sacrifices they’ve made to make and keep our country free.
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