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Normandy Veteran – Alfred Robert Streit

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Alfred Robert Streit served in the 915th Field Artillery Battalion that came ashore on Utah Beach, Normandy, in June 1944. They were called the “Tough Hombres Combat Team” and they fought in five campaigns in 318 days between Normandy and Czechoslovakia.The weather had been a factor in timing the invasion. The phase of the moon and the tides were ideal on only a few days each month. A full moon was an important source of light for Allied aircraft. A high and incoming tide was also important. A few days earlier, for example, there were high winds and heavy seas ...

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