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Florida Matters: Remembering D-Day

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Mark Schreiner
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WUSF 89.7 News
From left: Author Gary Mormino, military historian William Polson, First Lt. Gerald Berry (retired) and Florida Matters host Carson Cooper

June 6, 2015 will mark the 71st anniversary of D-Day, the historic military landing at Normandy during World War II. 

This week on Florida Matters, we a look at D-Day through the eyes of a C-47 pilot who was there.  First Lt. Gerald “Bud” Berry was among those who flew paratroopers behind enemy lines in the hours before the beach invasion. 

Our other guests include MacDill AFB 6th Air Mobility Wing Historian William Polson and Gary Mormino, an author and retired USF History Professor who is now with the Florida Humanities Council.

Florida Matters airs Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.  and Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on WUSF 89.7 FM.