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Retired Naval Aviator to talk about dropping Army paratroopers at Normandy

Join Grampaw Pettibone Squadron of the Association of Naval Aviation (“GPS”) for lunch and a presentation by CDR Stephen Rose, USN (ret.) on 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, 8 August, 2019. The topic will be Hit the Beach Again – Reliving a Pivotal Moment in History.

In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, intrepid American pilots, unarmed except for the valorous American paratroopers they carried, brave the heavily defended skies of Normandy to liberate Europe from the oppressive clutches of Nazism.

Steve Rose, pilot of the veteran aircraft, which actually participated in that history making event, will be on hand as one of its devoted acolytes, to describe the perils, the challenges, and the imperative nature of that momentous mission and the 75th Anniversary reenactment.

Reservations are required; please call (562) 287-4846, no later than noon on Wednesday, 7 August. The cost is $18
and includes a buffet lunch. You do not need to be a member to attend but please call the reservation phone number.

The event will be held at Elks Lodge # 1952, 11551 Trask Ave., Garden Grove, CA. 92842-1952.

This article was released by the Grampaw Pettibone Squadron.