Portland, Oregon As the Rose Festival Fleet lines the sea wall downtown this weekend, FM News 101 talked with Three WWII Veterans About D-Day and other things. Jack Duncan enlisted in the Navy at age 18 out of Bakersfield, California. he became an under water explosives technician, similar to what we would call a Navy Seal Today. He also served in the Korean War and in the Vietnam War, a total of 43 years.
Jack will be 89 on June 26, 2014. He says before he knew it he was on a PT boat and told to go “Kill Guys”. He says he’s kind of a kill them all and let God sort ’em out kind of guy. He was nowhere near Normandy but he still knows the importance of that day.
Bud was in World War II in the South Pacific he says he knew the united states had to take Normandy. Retired Chief Robert Cook says he had friends who fought in that battle many could not speak about the terrible things they saw .