May 30, 2011
Today We Remember
Pvt Worth was my great uncle. He was killed during the Normandy invasion.
Upon my first visit to the cemetery I was confused as to why his death date on the tombstone was 11 days after the invasion, but of course with the high death toll it took a while for him to be moved from "missing" status to officially declared dead.
According to a soldier in the same boat as him, Ray was killed before he ever left the boat.
I know I share his story every year, and you might tire of it. Ray left behind no wife or kids. He was survived by his parents (now deceased) and his siblings (only 2 currently still living). I fear that Ray's story will be forgotten.
He was a simple farmer who was drafted into the second World War.
It is for him - an others like him - that we pause today and remember.