D-DAY: Army medic Walter Dickens was 'anxious to get into the fight'

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70th Anniversary of Normandy Invasion — June 6, 1944

About this story: Walter Dickens, a World War II veteran and native of Galax, shared with staff writer David Perlmutt of The Charlotte Observer his story of serving in the U.S. Army during the June 6, 1944, invasion. The newspaper commemorated the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion by sharing stories of veterans who survived the battles in Normandy, France. The stories are presented in the veterans’ own words and end just before the battle.

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