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WWII veteran and Las Vegas resident returns from Normandy

Posted at 9:02 AM, Jun 12, 2019

World War II veteran and Las Vegas resident Jerry Deitch talks about his trip to Normandy for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

13 Action News profiled Deitch last month when he took a Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., to visit the war memorials.

Deitch, even at 93 years old, said he still clearly remembers that day, from the bad weather to the image of his peers getting killed around him.

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His unit, Naval Combat Demolition 30, was assigned to clear a path for the soldiers, which he says was a hard task but he was trained well.