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.
Add to Calendar
June 6, 2022 all-day
Source : Michigan Historical Review Facebook Page, June 6, 2017.