Friday, June 6, 2014

YOGI BERRA and Normandy..70 years ago today

70 years ago today, June 6, 1944, the Allied Forces stormed the beaches at Normandy, the first day of the beginning of the end of World War II.

Among the many young sailors fighting for our freedom that day was a kid from St. Louis, Missouri, Peter Edward Berra.

YOGI Berra would one day play big league baseball for the New York Yankees, the heir apparent at catcher for legendary Hall of Fame back stop Bill Dickey.

Wearing the same pinstripes number 8 of Dickey, Berra would become the American Leagues best catcher, a three time A.L. MVP, and ten time World Series Champion.

YOGI Berra is 89 years old now, and is one of our true heroes, not only from the ballparks, but from that infamous day off the coast of Normandy.

Berra and 150,000 Allied Forces attacked the German Army on the beaches of France that morning, and we are here today because of their bravery.

God Bless those who served that day, including Lawrence Peter Berra.

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