Well, it was 1942. There was a little bit happening other than joining the army or working in the steel company. So I elected to join the army. And that was the beginning of things to come.
We landed I believe we were told, 12 days after D-Day. We landed and the first action we saw was Bourgebus. That’s not the proper pronunciation but it was right next door to Tilly-la-Campagne. And we went from there to Falaise.
In 13 weeks, we went from Falaise right through to all of them. My wife was in the navy though. She was in my meet the navy show, under the name of Muriel Thompson. We met when we were nine years old, went on from there. Good times, hard times.