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Blog posts : "`the mortarmen`"

D-DAY REMEMBERED

June 3, 2017

On June 6, 2017 it will be seventy three years since my father, 1Lt. Roy Connelly, landed on Utah Beach with the other brave men of the 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion.  My father died in 1987, but in 2005 as I was finishing up my book about the unit,  I had the honor of attending the battalion’s fin…

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Christmas 1944

December 21, 2015

 

          This has become a Christmas tradition for me and some of you have seen this post before, but it is that time of year when I start thinking about the importance of friends and family and why I should be thankful for the country I live in. It is also the time when I think abou…

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D-DAY REMEMBERED

June 1, 2014

On June 6, 2014 it will be seventy years since my father, 1Lt. Roy Connelly, landed on Utah Beach with the other brave men of the 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion.  My father died in 1987, but in 2005 as I was finishing up my book about the unit, I had the honor of attending the battalion’s final reun…

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