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John Ernandez

John Ernandez

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John Ernandez

  • From: Rock Hill
  • Born: May 21, 1925
  • Native of: Rock Hill
  • Unit: U.S. Army, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
  • Died: April 21, 2012

John Ernandez stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day in the second wave at Omaha Beach. He was later put on a ship headed to England. John says how he survived the invasion at Omaha Beach was “pure luck”. John received the French Legion of Honor.

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