LIFE OUT HERE: Still our real heroes

Seventy-five years ago last week, my father was among those landing at the beaches in Normandy as part of the massive effort to free the world of the horrors brought by Adolf Hitler.

My father was 18. He had been in the service for about a year by that point, because the Los Angeles School District had combined the last two years of high school for boys into one year to get those youngsters into the war effort sooner.

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