Wednesday, June 06, 2012

On This Day in History, June 6:

above: siblings Roy Petty & Janie Hunter

On this day in history , June 6, in 1918, my mother, Ethel America “Janie” Petty Hunter was born in Gillette, Wyoming.

And also on this day, 26 years later Janie’s next youngest brother Roy stormed the beaches of Normandy during the D-Day Invasion.

My uncle Stanley Hunter, my daddy’s brother was also was at Normandy on D-Day. His picture is below.
Before my father’s funeral in 1988 some of us were sitting on the porch at Mayes Ward Funeral Home. I remember Roy talking about D-Day. Roy asked Stanley something about D-day and Stanley plainly stated he didn’t like to talk about it. With all that killing, I can understand why.

below:  Stanley Hunter

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