Actor Charles Durning was in the first wave on D-Day with the 1st Div. He was the only member of his unit to survive. He took out several German machine guns and was wounded. Later, he was bayoneted 8 times in hand-to-hand combat. At The Bulge he survived The Malmedy Massacre. He refused to discuss his service for which he was awarded the Silver Star and three Purple Hearts. "Too many bad memories," he told an interviewer. "I don't want you to see me crying." A true American hero. RIP.
9 Haunting Then-And-Now Photos Of World War II Europe
<b>Dutch historian <a href="http://go.redirectingat.com?id=74679X1524629&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.buzzfeed.com%2Frsultan%2F9-haunting-then-and-now-photos-of-wwii-europe&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hab3045.nl&xcust=1835789%7CBFLITE&xs=1" target="_blank">Jo Teuwisse</a> creates these images by combining digitized photo negatives from the war with painstakingly framed photos of the same locations as they are today.</b>