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Eisenhower's letter to the troops info

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  1. kmsickle

    kmsickle New Member

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    Hello,
    My father was Ssgt in the Air Force during WWll. Regrettably, when I was much younger I didn't have much interest in my Dad's past and his service. I wish I could go back and ask him about his service and role in the war. My question is: Did the service members who actually took part in the D-Day invasion receive the letter from Eisenhower? I have this in an album that my Dad kept from his time in the war. Appreciate any info.

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    KJ Jr Well-Known Member Patron  

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    I'm assuming all who took part received them. Soldiers, sailors, airmen, etc. My wife's grandfather who was stationed in England was a mechanic, he received one as well. If you were in any way attached to the expeditionary force it was directed to you.
     
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    Highly collectable and bring good money.Hang onto it.
     
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    Very wonderful to have that letter and welcome to the forum!
     
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    Welcome to the forums as well, that is indeed a great piece of history you should never let go of.....
     
  7. kmsickle

    kmsickle New Member

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    Thanks for your welcome and replies. Someone once told me only military members who were at the actual invasion received these letters. I was trying to figure out if my Dad was "in" it. He was stationed in England, also. I'll never sell the letter. It goes to the kids from me. My son is a Marine and my daughter is Air Force. I doubt they would sell it either. It's a bit of my Dad's history that we cherish.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    "military members who were at the actual invasion " would be selling short the millions of men who didn't land on D-Day but were still there to fight.
     
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    Yep. The NEPTUNE phase of Operational OVERLORD technically ran from 27 May to 10 July 1944. The assault phase was just the first 24 hours.
     
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    Yes, I see your point and meant no disrespect. Just trying to piece together what my Dad went through.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Wasn't implying you were, just saying that a whole lot of men had a claim to a copy of that letter, and many of them knew it for the instant heirloom it was.
     

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