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Never forget. Please.

I was with Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces (SHAEF) at Frankfurt, Germany.

I was assigned to Eisenhower’s headquarters back in “Bushy Park” London in 1943. Before the Normandy invasion, I drove a 1939 armored Cadillac that was used as a liaison vehicle as the allies moved through France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.



This was a tremendous experience for a 20-year-old kid from Montana who was allowed to chauffeur some of the giants in world politics and affairs. And now this day in history we were told it was over – we had won!

What a relief – my thoughts went to the families at home that had given a son or daughter to this effort and would not be seeing them ever again. To this day, I spend a few moments every day remembering what had taken place and those friends who couldn’t go home with us. Please don’t forget those sons and daughters who gave those of us the opportunity to live our lives still free.




S.A. Fischer

Grass Valley


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