D-Day in Color, Photographs from the Normandy Invasion. 19 The Infantry Division of the United States Army (The 'Big Red One') in Dorset, United Kingdom on June 1944 before departing for Omaha Beach. (Photo by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)
Thank you kiss. Elvin Harley of Kalamazoo, Michigan, of the Armored Division, gets a kiss on the cheek from a little French girl while listening to the Armored Division Band near Aboncourt in northeastern France near the Belgium border on February
An 18 year old marine, Guy Gabaldon, singlehandedly persuaded Japanese soldiers at the battle of Saipan to surrender. He was only able to do this because his Japanese foster parents had taught him their language.
James "Jake"McNiece (May 1919 – January was a US Army paratrooper in World War II. He was the leader of the Filthy Thirteen, an elite demolition unit whose exploits inspired the novel and movie The Dirty Dozen.