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Ste. Mère-Église, France, June 7, 1961: U.S. Ambassador to France James M. Gavin talks with some of the young participants in a parade marking the 17th anniversary of the town’s liberation by Allied forces during the World War II D-Day invasion. In addition to Gavin, who was commanding general of the 82nd Airborne Division on D-Day, townspeople honored the 505th Infantry, which liberated the town from the Germans.

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