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The U.S. Navy at the Normandy D-Day Invasion, June 6, 1944
June 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pmFree
For D-Day’s 75th anniversary, retired Navy Captain Wilbur Jones, a nationally known Wilmington author and military historian, will discuss the U.S. Navy’s role (Operation Neptune) in executing the Normandy invasion.
He will lecture briefly at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and will be available for questions and exchanges during the entire period. He will show a continuous slide show of the Navy’s D-Day involvement.
Jones will also sign copies of his World War II books including the award-winning “A Sentimental Journey” and “The Journey Continues,” both about wartime Wilmington; “Football! Navy! War!”; and “Gyrene: The World War II United States Marine.”