June 12, 2021
On June 6, 1944, Charles Norman Shay was a 19-year-old platoon medic attached with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion of the 16th Infantry Regiment of the 1st Infantry Division. At 0630, he landed on Omaha Beach. It was his first day in combat.
Join us as Shay shares his D-Day memories. Historian Christophe Gosselin will moderate and share more about the history behind Shay’s service in World War II. Shay is a Penobscot tribal elder and decorated veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. Additionally, Shay served in the United States Air Force, in a weather squadron and took part in Operation Castle during the Cold War in the Marshall Islands.
Christophe Gosselin owns Normandy Heritage Tours and has 11 years of experience as a private tour guide of the D-Day landing and Battle of Normandy.
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Our special guest has many memories of his service. However, we cannot guarantee that he will respond to all questions.
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