Let me first start by thanking Walter for sending me by email his personal story of the days leading up to and including D-Day thru to the VE Day. What you read here is the words of Walter L. Marlowe commander of the 1st platoon of “E” Company of the 502nd Parachute Infantry; Army Serial Number was O1295745 who has kindly given me his permission to add his emails to war44.com Walter L. Marlowe commander of the 1st platoon of “E” Company Thank you Walter for your kind permission allowing me to add your story. Please note this thread will stay closed, please feel free to open new threads for replies. Email #1 On June 6, 1944 I commanded the 1st platoon of E Company of the 502nd Parachute Infantry. Our objective was Exit no. 4 Utah Beach and if Possible the St. Marcouf Battery. Walter L. Marlowe PS I am now 85 yrs old.