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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Frenchman joined US D-Day forces to free homeland

Bernard Dargols at his home in La Garenne-Colombes, outside Paris, France. When he left Paris at age 18, the plan was to go to New York for a year and learn his father's sewing machine trade. Six years later, Bernard Dargols found himself crossing the Channel in a U.S. Army uniform, sloshing ashore on Omaha Beach to a homeland that had persecuted his Jewish family.