Vernon – Today Wallace Strang lives in Vernon. On D-Day he was a young navy signalman on a landing craft destined for Utah Beach in Nazi occupied France.
Seventy years later the veteran is remembering, and speaking out about a day he normally doesn’t discuss.
“I just don’t like to think about it I lost too many good friends. Buddies that were with me and we’d gone through the service together,” said Strang, “You share a lot of things with these people and then when you lose them, see some of them killed in front of you, you just don’t think about it.”
While usually tight lipped about his experiences, at 88 years old, Strang opened up about his story on the seventieth anniversary of the invasion.