Remembering the First Ashore on Omaha Beach

June 6, 1944…

D-Day…

0600 hours / Six o’clock in the morning…

Omaha Beach…

Easy Red Sector…

Hell was about to happen!

          I was a Pharmacist’s Mate in the Sixth Naval Beach Battalion. They assembled and trained our unit under hush-hush conditions. The reason for all the security was that our only mission was to be the first regular unit to land on the beach. They started training us before anyone even knew where the invasion would be. We certainly didn’t know when it would happen.

Introducing Michael Winston

Hello, my name is Michael Winston and I write historical fiction novels. In addition to writing I am also an artist and have many other interests, from fossil hunting to cooking to bird watching. Being an army brat we moved every three years, so I was fortunate enough to experience various lands and cultures from an early age. I joined the US Navy as a young man and served aboard the Destroyer Escort, USS Cromwell (DE 1014) and spent three winters sailing the Caribbean and one winter in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean.

NAVY RULES--in more ways than one!

I am a product of the U.S. Navy. It all started in my sophomore year of high school when a classmate did a presentation on the service academies. It didn't hurt that I was dating a future West Point cadet, either. After visiting USMA I realized I wanted to served my country but not in the Army. I ordered and read the USNA catalog and believed every word.

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