WWII vets recall the invasion that turned the tide of history
Army Sgt. Oliver Thomas Carver, 89, of Litchfield, is shown in this World War II-era photo. (COURTESY)
“There was no questioning anything on D-Day. We were there because we were supposed to be there. Many of us enlisted to try to get there. We all felt an obligation to our country and our allies,” said Mozer, who was not part of the D-Day landing.
The Howes were both raised in Sanbornton. After the war, they opened a small store in the Gaza part of town; Clayton Howe died in 2000.
But her eyes brightened as she told of her husband’s drive with his 2nd Armored Brigade to the Battle of the Bulge and later to meet Russian soldiers in the capture of Berlin.
Carver remembers crossing the English Channel to an almost indescribable sight.
Howe said she was training on an Army base in the states when D-Day occurred. It took weeks, even months before people stateside heard the full details of the attack, she said.
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