The Untold Story of a U.S. Ranger on Omaha Beach
At the age of 22, Lieutenant Frank L. Kennard led a Ranger cannon platoon and landed on Omaha Beach the morning of D-Day, June 6th, 1944. His equipment and half his men were wiped out that day. Improvising with seven remaining men, Kennard made it to his objective at Pointe du Hoc.
“D-Day Journal” is a fresh firsthand account of Normandy invasion training and D-Day combat experiences written in a journal and in letters home by Kennard. It includes rare, unpublished oral histories with new revelations including vivid descriptions of events from four other heroic D-day soldiers in the 2nd Ranger Battalion.