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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse09 Aug 2018 1:01 p.m. PST

"When French WWII commando Leon Gautier landed on Sword Beach as one of the first French commandos to set on foot on Sword Beach amidst a volley of fire from the enemy June 6, 1944, he never expected that seven decades later one of the enemies who fired at them that day would become his neighbor and eventually, a close friend.

Leon Gautier, now 91, lived in the French town where he landed on D-Day. He could still clearly remember that day when he set foot on the beach with a Tommy gun on hand. He had a year of training before he was shipped off to one of WWII's major battles, the Normandy Landings. He was one of the 177 French soldiers under Phillip Kieffer, part of the No. 4 British Commando Unit who braved the shores of Sword Beach with its barbed wires and landmines while machine gun fire raged around them…."
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