On June 6, 1944, some 130,000 U.S., British and Canadian troops stormed an 80-kilometre stretch of beaches along the French channel coast to attack hundreds of Nazi troops in concrete fortified gun positions.
Edgar Bedard from Sault Ste. Marie was among them as a member of the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa. Today he is with a group of veterans from the northeast who are back in Normandy for the 70th anniversary ceremonies.
Edgar Bedard spoke with CBC Sudbury Morning North radio show host Markus Schwabe:
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