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June 6, 2022 all-day
June 6, 1944. Eisenhower in England giving D-Day orders—“Full victory-nothing else”—to Wallace Strobel (#23) of Saginaw and other paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division. After asking Strobel where he was from, Eisenhower responded with “Oh yes, Michigan. Great fishing there. I like it.” After the two discussed fishing for a few minutes, Strobel assured the General that “we’ve been well-briefed and we are ready.” Over 1700 men of the division would lose their lives during the war. Strobel survived, passing away in 1999.
Source : Michigan Historical Review Facebook Page, June 6, 2017.