WASHINGTON, June 6 -
Growing up, I knew that my dad, as a teenager, fought in the Great ìWorld War II.î
Because dad never spoke about it until recently, I was curious about what happened.
My fascination with World War II began when I saw the movie The Longest Day as a kid.
Young American men (still boys, really), who had never been far from home, were sent to a far away land to free a people they had never met.
They charged onto a beach through a hail of gunfire in order to stop the spreading threat of evil in Europe.
This action-packed movie depicts the graphic details of the longest day, June 6, 1944, D-Day.
Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., played by Henry Fonda, in the movie, was the son of President (and Colonel) Theodore Roosevelt, who led the charge up San Juan Hill in the Spani