June 6, 1944

Today, on the seventieth anniversary of the invasion at Normandy, I’m thinking of my father who served as a radarman on the United States Destroyer, Jouett.

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A timeline on the back of Dad’s Navy scrapbook lists his stay in Brazil where he and his shipmates patrolled the Atlantic coast.

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After escorting a convoy to Murmansk, Russia, the USS Jouett sailed to the shores of France to participate in the Allied invasion.

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Later that summer, his ship joined others at Toulon in the south.

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So long ago, and yet, just the other day. I regret I didn’t ask more questions or do a better job of listening to stories when I had the opportunity.

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