Summary: World War II hero who was awarded two Purple Hearts and a Silver Star for his role leading men onto Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion at Normandy, who recounted the events on June 7, 1945 to author Stephen Ambrose, the author of D-Day, the book used as the primary source for the film Saving Private Ryan, and whose graphic description of the carnage on Omaha Beach was depicted in the film's opening sequence.
Cause of Death: Cancer
Born: October 8, 1913
Died: January 21, 2004
Location: Doylestown, Pennsylvania