72 years ago today

1ID D-Day

The Allies launched the invasion of Western Europe with Operation Overlord, better known as D-Day- June 6, 1944.

As a veteran of the 1st Infantry Division’s 18th Infantry Regiment, there is much history of the attack on Omaha Beach, so I will take some time in solemn remembrance today. (Photo: Iconic image of the 1st Infantry’s 16th Infantry Regiment wading ashore from Higgins Boat landing craft- troop (LCT)under fire at Omaha Beach, June 6, 1944)

I’ve been off the blog, because as you might have heard, 9 of our 1st Cavalry Division soldiers drowned on Thursday during a flash flood that knocked their truck over while they were making a water crossing. It was a tragedy of unspeakable consequences for their families, who lost their loved ones in a horrific accident. One of the dead was a West Point cadet.

With the NHL Combine in the books, I’ll be back to cover some of that ground in the coming days, and I’m setting up a draft podcast with Dominic Tiano and Reed Duthie, where we expect to hit the OHL, which has a pretty strong representation in the 2016 NHL Draft.

As always- thanks for reading.

One thought on “72 years ago today

  1. Kirk: I’ve never served in the military, but have several close relatives who have. One in particular always sends along a note of remembrance on days such as these.

    Keep up the excellent work & I look forward to your combine podcast with Dom,

    Mark Mantho


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