Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Over 150,000 allied soldiers stormed the beaches amidst some of the most hellish combat conditions ever experienced in war. Over 9,000 are still buried there at the Normandy American Cemetery and another 1557 names of the missing in action are listed on a memorial.
Be sure to read Sullivan013′s moving and excellent account (in his tribute To the Men of that Era) on that historic day including war hero Shug Jordan’s participation. In this brief video, Jordan who carried a copy of the Auburn Creed with him also said football helped get him through that day.