D-Day: Omaha Beach, 75 years after the D-Day landings | AFP

75 years after Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy to push Nazi forces out of France, men gather in vintage military uniforms on Omaha Beach to pay tribute to the soldiers who took part in the operation. IMAGES

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AP follows D-Day vet as he returns to Omaha Beach

Dragging them behind a large chunk of concrete on Omaha Beach, Army medic Ray Lambert saved many people on D-Day before his own four wounds forced him to be evacuated. But as he stands on that Normandy beach ahead of the battle’s 75th anniversary, the 98-year-old told the AP, he thinks most about the ones he couldn’t help. (June 5)

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AP travels with D-Day vet to France 75 years later

Army medic Ray Lambert already had two Purple Hearts and a Silver Star before he landed with the first wave of Allied troops who landed in Normandy on D-Day, 1944. At 98, the North Carolina man is returning one last time to Omaha Beach and he is taking a reporter with The Associated Press with him. (June 3)

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