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D-Day anniversary brought back personal memory of Ike

By Letters to the Editor

To t he Editor:

I listened Friday morning about the landings at Omaha Beach and the role of Gen. Dwight Eisenhower. I was drafted in September 1945.

While serving in Panama in a controlled harbor mine unit, I had the honor of being part of an honor guard for Gen. Eisenhower when he landed at Albrook Field in July 1946. He did an in-ranks inspection at Fort Amador. I still remember his voice while he was talking to a private in the ranks.

I was from Kentucky and had no idea that 68 years later, I would live near his home town of Abilene, Kansas, and be able to read his itinerary of July 1945 in the Eisenhower Library.

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