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City Honors the Fallen in Memorial Day Ceremony

World War II veteran and New Bedford resident Eddie McLane was the keynote speaker at Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony at Clasky Common park. The 91-year-old talked about how he entered Normandy by glider ahead of the D-Day invasion. He recalled the harrowing experience …

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McLane also remembered how he swapped places with a young lieutenant, letting that man use his jeep. The glider landings scattered men and equipment across the countryside and McLane said he still remembers what he saw after coming upon a certain missing jeep in a French field …

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This year marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, which happened on June 6, 1944.

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