1944 : Wallace Stroebel of Saginaw Featured in D-Day Publicity Shot

June 6, 2024 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.

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