Thursday, June 6, 2019

Columbia's D-Day paratrooper spotted at 75th Anniversary in Normandy

Columbia's Raymond C. Wallace, who parachuted into Normandy, France on June 6, 1944, was seen on a television broadcast from there this morning at the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. Wallace was a 19-year-old paratrooper in the Army's 82nd Airborne Division when he jumped from a damaged C-47 aircraft, during which the heel of his boot was shot off. Wallace was a prisoner of war during the last 10 months of World War II.

Columbia's Raymond C. Wallace at last year's dedication of the "Veterans Memorial Bridge Island Gateway Project" honoring military personnel (above two photos).

Wallace at the 2016 Memorial Day Parade