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His vivid memories of D-day help keep history alive
His vivid memories of D-day help keep history alive

Each year as the June date arrives, interest in the D-day landing of World War II waxes or wanes depending on its numerical significance. For Friday's 70th anniversary of the amphibious invasion of Nazi-held Europe, President Obama was at Normandy for a multinational commemoration. But what about next year? One thing is certain: If he's still able, Bob Watson will be lecturing school groups and others about the service and sacrifice of his generation. He brings pictures, maps, equipment and the firsthand observations of someone who, as an 18-year-old sailor, was in the first wave to land at Omaha Beach. In the last decade, Watson, 88, has talked to numerous school...

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