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U.S. Army veteran Sgt. 1st Class Richard Yates speaks with Brig. Gen. Brian Winski in Gourbesville, France
U.S. Army veteran Sgt. 1st Class Richard Yates, center right, of the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, talks to U.S. Army paratrooper Brig. Gen. Brian Winski the 82nd Airborne Division deputy commanding general June 5, 2015, during a ceremony at the Crossroads Memorial site in the Normandy region of France in Gourbesville. More than 380 service members from Europe and affiliated D-Day historical units are participating in the 71st anniversary as part of Joint Task Force D-Day 71. The task force, based in Sainte Mere Eglise, France, is supporting local events across Normandy, June 2-8, 2015, to commemorate the selfless actions by all the Allies on D-Day that continue to resonate 71 years later. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Opal Vaughn)

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Photo by: Staff Sgt. Opal Vaughn |  VIRIN: 150605-A-MM054-001.JPG