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Today marks the 75th Anniversary of the storming of the beaches at #Normandy. It is our duty & privilege to honor the lives sacrificed on that day.

There’s also a myth that no Black men participated on #DDay and that is not true.

A thread⬇️ #DDay75
Meet 90-year old Joann Woodson. She's on a mission to share the truth about the participation of Black men on #DDay.

Her late husband, Waverly Woodson, was one of the few Black soldiers known to have served on Omaha Beach. #DDay75
Waverly Woodson, a 21-year-old medic from Philadelphia, treated at least 200 injured men on #DDay, despite being injured himself. He was with the lone African-American combat unit to fight on D-Day. #DDay75 #DDay75thAnniversary
Waverly "managed to set up a medical aid station and for the next 30 hours occupied himself removing bullets, dispensing blood plasma, cleaning wounds, resetting broken bones, and at one point amputating a foot." #DDay75 #DDay75thAnniversary time.com/5599905/d-day-…
He also saved four men from drowning, pulling them from the waves & administering CPR after their guide rope broke on the way ashore.

Woodson never received the #MedalofHonor, the highest U.S. military decoration given to those who display extraordinary valor in action. #DDay75
90yr old Johnnie Jones Sr., joined the military in 1943. He was a warrant officer in a unit responsible for unloading equipment & supplies onto #Normandy. He remembers wading ashore & coming under fire from a German sniper. #DDay75 #DDay75thAnniversary
"I couldn’t sit with the soldiers I had been on the battlefield with. I had to go to the back of the bus. Those are the things that come back and haunt you.” – World War II veteran Johnnie Jones, Sr. #DDay75 #DDay75thAnniversary
A veterans’ sacrifice never expires. It's important to take some time today to reflect on the bravery of those who fought & the lives that were sacrificed on the “Longest Day”, including Waverly Woodson, Johnnie Jones Sr., and every African American who participated on #DDay.
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